That’s Amar’e!: How Amar’e Stoudemire Is Changing Basketball In New York City

December 16th, 2010 by Steven Slivka Leave a reply »
This just in. The New York Knicks are relevant for the first time in over a decade!

The Knicks are sitting in second place in the Atlantic Division with 16 wins. They only had 29 last season, and haven't had a winning record since 2001. Their acquisition of superstar Amar'e Stoudemire has elated the city and put Knick basketball back on the map.

Stoudemire is averaging 26.7 points per game, and has a nine game streak of at least 30 points. His defensive game has also improved since his arrival in the Big Apple, and he is making players around him better.

Raymond Felton, the Knicks starting point guard, is averaging nearly 19 points a game to go with nine assists. He has been excellent feeding off of Stoudemire's presence, and is establishing himself as a great point guard in the NBA.

Danilo Gallinari has also benefited from Stoudemire's presence, and together they have become a dual threat in the paint.

When Stoudemire arrived in New York, many critics were quick to say the Knicks overpaid for him. He's making over $16 million a season, and he's proving right now he is worth the wealthy investment. These same critics who q ...

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