Why Stephon Marbury’s Right About Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire

September 25th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks might not have gotten the very best out of Stephon Marbury during the five seasons in which he was with the team, but they're getting some good advice from him now (via ESPN New York's Ian Begley). Marbury told ESPN New York on Wednesday:

Amare needs a point guard like Steve Nash (to thrive). He's a pick-and-roll guy, a pick-and-pop guy. He can't play in the half court where everything's slowed down.

Begley goes on to reveal that Marbury thinks, "Anthony is the Knicks' best player and the team should be built around his strengths."

These doubts are nothing new, and that should tell you something about their legitimacy.

The situation isn't Carmelo Anthony's fault, and nor is it Amar'e Stoudemire's. They've both made attempts to adjust to one another, and they've done so under two different coaches. Expecting an instantaneous chemistry is naive.

Stoudemire continues to work with post-legend Hakeem Olajuwon in order to expand his half-court game, and Anthony did his best to fit into former head coach Mike D'Antoni's free-flowing, up-tempo offense.

Of course, we all know by now t ...

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