Sam SpiegelmanThe New York Knicks fell to 1-2 on the week after falling in overtime to the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night. Another disappointing week makes for another difficult decision in terms of which player deserves Knicks Blog Player of the Week honors.
Strictly statistically speaking, Amare’ Stoudemire has stepped up his game the past week and has made a case for his previous request for more minutes. STAT is averaging 17 points and 6.7 rebounds over the past four games, and has shot almost 58 percent from the floor while playing about 26 minutes per game. Last night, he played a season-high 37 minutes.
Without a doubt, Stoudemire has been the Knicks’ most consistent weapon off the bench. As long as he has been healthy he’s been a steady contributor, and it seems as if the veteran forward has found a rhythm in his new role.