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Old 01-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)

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The disappearing man: Amare Stoudemire

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to post some topics on players who are on the rise and on the decline... and we can discuss the reasons for their ups/downs.

lets begin this topic with Amare Stoudemire.

Last year at this time, he was the 'man' in NY. averaging over 25 ppg, 9 rebs.... he had the Knicks looking like an actual contender.
he put together that string of games scoring 30+ in over 10 games in a row (or something like that).
He was relishing his status as the best PF in the league, and he really was the best PF at that time, without a doubt.

Fast forward to 2012 and Amare is putting up 17/8... shooting a miserable 42% while his team is under .500, and struggling.

He looks frustrated, passionless, and a shell of his former self.
Looking at this years stats, he wouldnt even be considered top 5 PF...
What is happening to this guy? and is it fixable?

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