Amare Stoudemire struggling several weeks into 2011-12
I donít have Amare Stoudemire in any fantasy leagues, but I still find it disconcerting to see him averaging just 18.7 ppg (his worst since 2005-06, when he only played three games) with career-lows in field goal percentage (41.4) and blocks (0.4). Those numbers are indicative of a great finisher who is now spending way too much time shooting jumpers. And that wing player mentality is translating to STATís defensive stats: After blocking 1.9 shots per game last year, Stoudemire has zero blocks in his last nine games, the longest drought of his career. Thatís an unsettling dropoff considering that he averaged just 1.1 bpg and 1.0 bpg during his last two seasons in Phoenix, and though his shooting should inevitably improve, this yearís Stoudemire appears likely to end up closer to 20-8-1 in points-rebounds-blocks than last seasonís 25.3-8.2-1.9.
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