Amar’e Stoudemire must prove he can be a force, despite his knee woes — especially on defense.
Yesterday Stoudemire said he is willing to change, now that he finally has the proper teacher in Mike Woodson and not Mike D’Antoni.
As we all know, the only “D’’ in D’Antoni is in his last name.
“Just having a defensive coach for the first time in my career is going to help. I’ve never been taught defense in my whole career,’’ Stoudemire said after Knicks practice, the day after his return in a 105-100 loss to the Trail Blazers.
That is a major slam on D’Antoni, but it’s more than that.