RealClearSports
Advertisement

Amar'e Finally Ready to Make Changes

Getty Images

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.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Amar'e Returns, But It's Carmelo's Team

Ken Berger, CBS Sports - January 2, 2013

Having taken on the challenge of restoring the Knicks to prominence and respectability two years ago, Amar'e Stoudemire is too smart and seasoned not to know that patience wears thin. The team he rejoined Tuesday night, on the... more »

Lakers Wish for Christmas Cheer

Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times - December 25, 2012

Ho, ho, no. The Lakers are playing again on Christmas Day, a tradition that usually pleases only their opponents. The Lakers have lost three consecutive times on Dec. 25, making Kobe Bryant’s career Christmas record an... more »

Finally, Lakers Getting It Together

Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports - December 26, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks for their biggest victory of the season, but coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't breathing a sigh of relief on Christmas. "You know the NBA season … it spirals out of control easily... more »

'Eject' Button Hit 4 Times in Knicks' Loss

Sam Gardner, Fox Sports - December 22, 2012

Holiday spirit was in short supply Friday night at Madison Square Garden, where the Chicago Bulls survived a flurry of fourth-quarter ejections and a furious rally by a testy New York squad in a 110-106 win over the East-leading... more »

Stoudemire's Return a Loser for Knicks

Zach Schonbrun, New York Times - January 2, 2013

Throughout the Knicks’ surprising start this season, there remained a familiar puzzle piece still anchored to the bench, along with his $99.7 million contract and All-Star résumé. But the return on Tuesday of... more »