How NY Knicks’ Chris Copeland Can Replace Amar’e Stoudemire Longterm

November 24th, 2012 by Andrew Burton Leave a reply »
Chris Copeland has barely been on the court this early in the season—however, he's seen it more than Amar'e Stoudemire has in 2012.

In the long run, Chris Copeland could potentially be viewed as the power forward of the future, and perhaps Amar'e might be coming off the bench to fulfill the final years of his contract.

But why would anyone in their right mind favor Copeland over an All-Star power forward?

Well, the first thing Chris has going for him is a healthy track record.

He spent the past five years playing in Europe, and over those five years he's never had a significant injury.

On the other hand, Amar'e misses games like it's a ritual.

Seriously—in his 10 years in the NBA, he's only played a full season three times.

The reasons for keeping him out vary from back injuries to those pestered knees of his.

What good is an All-Star if he's on the decline because of injury?

Copeland can step in and provide a pair of fresh legs willing to run the court—something we haven't said about Amar'e since he's been in New York.

Also, with the right coaching— ...

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