It would be safe to say that last year was Amare Stoudemire’s worst year in his career.
Coming into the shortened season, Stoudemire’s Knicks had high expectations, but the 6-time All-Star had no shortage of issues. Stoudemire saw the tragic death of his brother, the resignation of his long-time head coach, a bulging disk in his back, and the infamous incident with the fire extinguisher in the locker room of the American Airlines Arena. Overall, there just seemed to be a decline in the play of the power forward. At first glance, a drop from 25.3 points per game in his first season with the Knicks to 17.5 points per game last season, seems like a significant decline. The perceived decline has caused many fans to be enraged, but this article will show that Stoudemire is still one of the best players in the NBA at his position.