Phoenix Suns Prove They Don’t Need Amare Stoudemire in Game Two

May 20th, 2010 by Tom Phillips Leave a reply »
As one Phoenix journalist posted on Twitter during Game Two of the Western Conference Finals, "I think Amare opted out of his contract at halftime ."

The one thing that all Suns fans knew they were getting with him was all offense and no defense. After his pathetic performance on guarding Pau Gasol, I think it is safe to say that Suns fans have had enough of his lackadaisical performance on the end that doesn't improve his stats.

Nothing against Gasol—he is a great player—but he is not Shaq or Hakeem Olajuwon. A player of Amare's caliber should at least be able to stop him every once in awhile. He can't even do that.

Play after play the offense ran through Gasol because of one reason, Amare's inability to defend. He is constantly out of position and is afraid to make plays on the defensive end for fear of getting in foul trouble.

By all accounts unless the Suns are willing to give him a new max deal for five years (Suns will only extend him by three years) he is as good as gone.

The sad thing is despite all of his abilities on the court, I am all for him leaving.

It took a midseason benching an ...

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