Amar’e Stoudemire looks slim in offseason workout

Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer

Though it would appear as though Samuel Dalembert is the Knicks’ most likely replacement for Tyson Chandler at the starting center position, perhaps Amar’e Stoudemire could receive a handful of starts at the five as well.

Stoudemire’s Knickerbocker career has obviously been plagued by injuries, ensuring it to be nothing like what most first expected upon the forward arriving in the Big Apple. Having only played in 141 contests over the last three seasons, it’s safe to say New York has been forced to be overly cautious when it comes to attempting to preserve Stoudemire.

But when he’s actually been able to hit the hardwood, the big man has made positive contributions. Willingly accepting a reserve role more recently, Stoudemire has given his team a much needed scoring punch off the bench. His production hasn’t exactly been the problem. Instead, the dilemma has been the Knicks’ attempting to squeeze the most out of him while they still can. It’s a tricky situation, to say the last.

That said, Stoudemire is now in the final year of his contract. The Knicks can finally go for broke and take the kid gloves off. It’s time to maximize what they can get from the $100 million man and find out if he can readily contribute to a successful team night in and night out. In a contract year, it’s important for both sides to see what he has left.

For what it’s worth, Stoudemire looked to be in great shape during a recent offseason workout. Take a look below… 




164 comments
greekfreak
greekfreak

Stat looks slim, but his pockets look fat... #FreeBiggie

myknega
myknega

This blog has turned to trash.

jimm1200
jimm1200

People saying Bulls are a 55+ win team cause Rose is coming back...


Results of the FIBA games so far...


Game 1: 3/8 FG, 12 pts, 2 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk, 5 TO, 23 min

Game 2: 0/4 FG, 2 pts, 2 reb, 0 ast, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 TO, 17 min

Game 3: 1/6 FG, 3 pts, 1 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 0 TO, 17 min


And he's shooting 22%


Pretty much in line with what he did in his 10 game stint in Chicago.  And this is against inferior competition.  And to think, he made the team over other deserving people.

2dullah2
2dullah2

#freebiggie KNICKS B*TCH!!!!

myknega
myknega

No, it's okay. He should stay gone.

Josh Gabriel
Josh Gabriel

@OLDKNICK3 Tristian Thompson would be a nice addition to the Knicks, but I don't want to add to the Cavs cause. lol

chitwood
chitwood

what happened to biggie?

greekfreak
greekfreak

I believe they would want Shump! ;)

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Josh Gabriel 

We can't receive a player in a sign and trade unless the trade results in us being under the apron. That is nearly impossible for this season.

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

 Ive been skeptical about Rose for awhile now.  But I still think Chicago will be good even if Rose doesn't return to form.  Gasol is an upgrade over Boozer. Also, I would not really start to count Rose out until say February or so.  It can take a long long time to shake off the rust and catch up to speed and also to trust your knees after being out for so long.  Give him half a season before we count him out.  If he still is mediocre come All Star Break or goes down again with another season ending injury, then I think we can count him out.  But I wouldn't do that quite yet!

that3agoodpoint
that3agoodpoint

Might be getting late to do a fantasy league with kickoff on Thursday.

greekfreak
greekfreak

They had to keep Thibs happy! Lillard or even Wall should have been picked instead

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@stillmatic @knickfantoo Exactly. This is a maori tribal prewar dance and its very cool. Americans are so close minded and judgemental. Our culture is garbage and is barely an infant compared to stuff like this. 

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@greekfreak That would be fine with me if they'd rather have Shump. 

honestly, I'd trade a lot for Westbrook.  As much heat as he gets from the press, he is an electrifying player, one of the top players in the league and has that alpha male, I don't want to be your friend attitude that is the attitude of champions.  And I think Phil/Fisher would be able to help him with whatever issues he might have.

Also, Westbrook would help us stay competitive even as Melo got older. 

brookdon
brookdon

There's other teams in the league though. I read that OKC wants Monroe and he'd be a perfect fit their on a better team. If they offer Jackson it's over. That's why Phil would rather get him ASAP before a bidding war starts and we lose.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@that3agoodpoint 

They won 48 last year and have a great defense. 55 wins is a fair prediction with Rose and Gasol added to that team.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@that3agoodpoint The Bulls will disappoint, yes (and of course, many here overhype them because they don't wear the Orange & Blue).

But I wouldn't give up un Rose just yet.

jeandd323
jeandd323

@Blaze NYK @stillmatic @knickfantoo Our culture is garbage because some misunderstand an aborigene dance. Come on, that is too much.


One needs to be respectful of all cultures but not at the exclusion of our own ... 


For the record, we, Americans, tend to be more respectful of other cultures than most countries.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Blaze. I just said that to him because he is a Shump supporter... I like Westbrooks game too

that3agoodpoint
that3agoodpoint

Ah. Yeah plenty of time to set that up. Too much daily commitment for me though.

chitwood
chitwood

youre the only guy on here that got banned 15 times for doin nothing.Maybe its your condecending know it all attitude,maybe cuz u call other posters names,maybe someone said Melo couldnt play D,or Shump should be traded,or were you flirting too hard with the guys who pretend to be girls,or Maybe you think Melo didnt come here for the money

that3agoodpoint
that3agoodpoint

Idk. I don't see it. Maybe if Rose gets hurt again but I don't see him helping.

brookdon
brookdon

The media hype train is nuts. ESPN analysts predicted rose would finish 3rd in MVP voting despite missing two years. Talk about wishful thinking. But if a Knick fan were to say Amare was coming back they would be called delusional.

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

@greekfreak I'd give them Shump, TImmy Jr and a draft pick for Westbrook.  Westrbook is a legit star and whatever shortcomings he has as a player Phil could help him overcome.  It always annoys me how Durant gets a pass in the playoffs whenever they lose and Westbrook gets the blame when Westrbook is the one who never backs down, goes off for 40 points some games and isn't afraid of the big moments.  He would rock the Garden.  Him and Melo would be epic.

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

 @brookdon KLove is the third option?  Not Irving?  They haven't played one game yet so not really sure how you can say who is the second guy out of those 3. 

brookdon
brookdon

Why not? K Love and Bosh sure didn't mind being the third option on teams that dominate (I'm just playing devils advocate here of course)

hashburry
hashburry

@brookdon Well, they predicted the Knicks would win 36 games last year.  So who has the better prediction track record?

greekfreak
greekfreak

@brookdon.. Sorry, but Amare is trash these days

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@brookdon Contradictions abound... That said, Amare's injury history is completely different and to give up on Amare is completely differen than giving up on Rose.

brookdon
brookdon

Who else did they predict correctly last year?

that3agoodpoint
that3agoodpoint

Because not everyone who has a contrary opinion is trolling.

that3agoodpoint
that3agoodpoint

First banning I can really recall was when Harris posted the list of free agents he thought we should consider and about a dozen people laughed at the post. Gloves came off from there.

chitwood
chitwood

thats not funny(if u have a life)