I understand what Amar’e is saying, but he might be the last to know that he doesn’t have much game left. Here are the quotes from Amar’e after another Knicks loss courtesy of ESPN.
“It’s making me look like my game is gone or that I don’t have game anymore because when you play five minutes, it’s just tough to really get in a rhythm,” Stoudemire said before Saturday night’s 110-90 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
“It’s tough to play five minutes and expect to be great in five minutes. It’s almost impossible,” he said. “By the time you get up and down and get adjusted to the speed of the game, it’s already three minutes, and then in two minutes you’re out of there. And if you miss a shot, it feels [like] the world is collapsing on you because you’re expected to do so much and somewhat win the game in five minutes and it’s tough. It’s hard to deal with.”
“There’s a lot of pressure to go out there in five minutes and be great, which is almost impossible to do. Because a mistake seems like 30 mistakes, know what I mean?” Stoudemire said. “But I do think the Tim Duncan method with him playing 25 one night, 20-25 a game later and then resting on the four in five nights or three in four nights is pretty logical.”
Amar’e is no Tim Duncan, but I get what he is saying. The Knicks are just a poorly constructed team with high expectations. I thought they might implode at some point, I didn’t know it would happen this early.