Originally Posted by New York Knicks
The thing is. His whole career, his job was to shoot or dunk once he got the ball. That's what the coach expected from him. Well, that's fine when Steve Nash gets you wide open shots and easy dunks. Unfortunately, we don't have Steve Nash.
Come on dude.
Watching Amar'e his whole career he has developed and adjusted his game.
He is a PF, and scoring is his strength and he is number 1 in scoring in his PF position.
9 rebounds are good for his position, not great, but good.
I wonder why 5 of the top 10 Rebounding PF's are on teams with losing records.
Probably because their teams can't hit the ocean, resulting in a hell of alot more.......REBOUNDS.
7 out of top 10 offensive rebounds PF's are on teams with losing records.
See the trend.
Amar'e has admitted that only one coach ever tried to teach him defense and it wasn't D'antoni, it was Gentry.
With this weak supporting cast I don't blame Amar'e barreling over folks.
Who else he got?
Chuck shot, broken-play-assist-man.....Felton?
Mr. I'm-gotta-play-everywhere-on-the-court-and-rotation- because-my-coach-don't-know-I'm-a-SF too-Chandler?
How about...Mr., "I'm not a shooting guard", but I'm going to do the best I can, although I am a SF too"..Fields
Or maybe, "oooo......my neck, my back, my knee, my peck"....Turiaf.
No point of Amar'e being on the floor with Walker and Shawn Williams....the letting it fly no matter what.
And that's the rotation.
I'd rather see Amar'e get 5 offensive fouls, than to pass to someone who ain't hittin' shit.
Amar'e was brought here to be the main offensive weapon.
The team was to be built to make it easier for him to score.
But to win the game he needs help, consistent scoring help, and a player who can handle the ball and give it to him in the right spots.
What is Amar'e gonna do with the ball 20 feet from the rim?
Yet that's where he gets it, why?
1)PG can't break down the defense.
2)Wings can't hit a consistent shot, which doesn't stretch the defense, so defense collapses on Amar'e..
3)Teams have figured out the Knicks
Teams dare us to shoot from outside.
Watch the game tonight and see what I mean.
And yeah it's official.
I would trade everybody on the team not named Amar'e and would take back Harrington to get Melo in a Knicks Jersey....TODAY.
As much as folks think Gallo will be an all-star even though nothing shows it, I think Fields will be the next Pippen.