Amar’e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton Not In The Zone

November 2nd, 2010 by Janice Adams Leave a reply »
When the Knicks signed Raymond Felton to a two-year $15.8 million deal in July, along with Amar'e Stoudemire, they envisioned them to be the faces of the "new" New York Knicks. In the Knicks first three games, Felton and Stoudemire have been out of sync.

Felton and Stoudemire both appear uncomfortable, and that's understandable since this is only their third game together.

The Portland Trailblazers spoiled the home Knicks debut of Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton and another stellar game off the bench for Wilson Chandler, as they used a 17-3 run to come from nine points down and win 100-95.

The Trailblazers used a stifling zone defense against Stoudemire, and clutch shooting by Brandon Roy and Andre Miller down the stretch.

Even though Amar'e scored 18 points, his refusal to trust his new teammates and to pass the ball out of the double- and triple-teams that he is facing, he has averaged six turnovers.

The Knicks are going to face plenty of zone defenses, unless the Knicks can start hitting the outside shot. The Knicks shot 7-28 from beyond the arc, a dismal 42 percent, and Gallinari is still M.I.A.

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