What Do You Think Will Be Amare's Reaction?
Old 05-20-2008, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What Do You Think Will Be Amare's Reaction?

What do you think Amare will say about Nash's comments this past weekend in the NY Times? In Nash's "sales" pitch regarding D'Antoni taking over the Knicks, Steve had this to say about Amare:

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And then there’s Curry and the defensively challenged Zach Randolph, neither of whom will ever be mistaken for Stoudemire, or even Shaquille O’Neal, now in the twilight of his career.

“But at the same time, a guy like Amare is not going to get defensive rebounds like those two guys, and rebounding is the best way to start a fast break,” Nash said. “That’s something that we didn’t necessarily have. Although Amare is one of the best players in the world, getting a rebound and throwing it out is not one of his strong suits.”
Could there be trouble on the horizon or do you think Amare is mature enough to take the criticism from Nash?

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Old 05-20-2008, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Amare will probably point out that he'd be there for the defensive rebound if he didn't have to come over to help on Nash's man after he blows by him.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dumb comment. Amare is actually a pretty good defensive rebounder, the one flaw in his game is his individual defence and occasionally his help defence. He shouldnt have said Curry either, his comment now doesnt make any sense, haha.
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Dumb comment. Amare is actually a pretty good defensive rebounder, the one flaw in his game is his individual defence and occasionally his help defence. He shouldnt have said Curry either, his comment now doesnt make any sense, haha.
Hate to knit pick....but thats 2 flaws...and Nash is one of the smartest players in the game...he knows what he is talking about.
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Does anyone truely think Amare would be anywhere as good as he is without Nash?

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hate to knit pick....but thats 2 flaws...and Nash is one of the smartest players in the game...he knows what he is talking about.
I said occasionally because his help defence looked a lot better with Shaq in there putting him back at his natural position, it was hard to tell with Amare at C.

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Amares game really opened up this year on offence, and especially later in the year Nash was just giving it to him on ISOs and he went to work. Hes added a solid jump hook, a solid fadeaway, and his faceup jumper is probably only 4th in effectiveness FG wise in regards to bigs to only West, Dirk, and KG. His FG% might drop from like 58 to 54 but he'd still be in the high 20's especially if he did see the ball more on ISO's instead of getting the ball from Nash on the move every 2/5 possessions.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You know what's a good way to start a fast break, Steve?

Playing good defense. lol
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You know what's a good way to start a fast break, Steve?

Playing good defense. lol
You weren't suppose to see this.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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lol!

Steve has a point...but, at the same time...pot...meet kettle.

It's a lot easier to grab rebounds when the balls not in the basket.
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lol!

Steve has a point...but, at the same time...pot...meet kettle.

It's a lot easier to grab rebounds when the balls not in the basket.
Yeah, its no secret that Nash can't play a lick of defense, but I think alot of that has to do with the way D'Antoni coached that team over the last number of seasons too. Problem is now, Nash is getting older and a step slower. This season was the beginning of the end of Steve Nash as we know it. Kerr would be smart to trade with Toronto now and get Ford for either Bell or Barbosa or Diaw or all three together for Ford.
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Oh ya ... and I give Nash a ton of credit for making Amare who he is today. Without Nash, Amare's just another Steven Hunter.
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Oh ya ... and I give Nash a ton of credit for making Amare who he is today. Without Nash, Amare's just another Steven Hunter.
Amare won ROTY over Yao without Nash and averaged over 14ppg just on pure athleticism when at the time he was only 6'7.

You gone mad.
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I think it's kind of a clever way of motivating your star player. Things are said in the media all the time, they seem to have a good repoire with one another and we really don't know their relationship. This could be one of those things that could be like: Amare, this is what I want you to work on; you're the captain of this ship now and doing this will lead you where you need to be. At least that's how I took the quote.
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Amare won ROTY over Yao without Nash and averaged over 14ppg just on pure athleticism when at the time he was only 6'7.

You gone mad.
I was being sarcastic with respect to the Steven Hunter comparison, but I still don't think Amare's all what he's cracked up to be. JMO.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Most explosive bigman in the NBA+a killer jumpshot= all hes cracked up to be.
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Dwight Howard is the most explosive big man in the league...

Next your going to tell me James Singleton will have a long, successful NBA career as a defensive stalwart.
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I think theyre pretty close jumping wise with explosiveness but off the dribble its not even close Amare is pretty much unstoppable.

And I still think Singleton will make it in the NBA down the line. He'll prolly come later in his career a la Parker. Too much athleticism, talent, and rebounding skill not to.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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whenever i read one of thrillers posts, i think of steven a smith

does this happen to anyone else?
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Whenever I read your posts I think of Skip Bayless
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