New York Knicks: Led By A’mare Stoudemire, Knicks Looking Like Playoff Team

November 29th, 2010 by Sammy Makki Leave a reply »
Even with the acquisition of A'mare Stoudemire in the offseason, many fans and critics didn't believe he would be enough for the Knicks to improve this season.

When the season finally started after the "Summer of 2010" came and went without signing LeBron James or Dwyane Wade, the Knicks won three of five but Stoudemire was struggling. He was missing free throws and he wasn't playing well with new point guard Raymond Felton.

Then the Knicks went on what could end up being the best six-game losing streak possible. It's never good to go on a prolonged losing streak, but only positives came from the one the Knicks went on.

First of all, losing six in a row in the beginning of the season, especially in the Eastern Conference, isn't a big deal. More importantly, it allowed the Knicks to flow together more.

Stoudemire was only used to receiving feeds in the paint from Steve Nash. The pick and roll wasn't working at all and the Knicks had no spacing. Danilo Gallinari was mired in an awful slump to the point he didn't start one game.

The reason the Knicks lost six in a row was because they were trying things out. It wasn't go ...

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