The roller coaster ride known as Amar’e Stoudemire was in full effect during the 2013-14 season. Just as fans were becoming sick of his disappearing act, STAT turned things on and became such an important contributor to the team that he declared his interest in retiring as a Knick. With a massive expiring contract, there’s no telling if he’ll even be back for the 2014-15 campaign, but if this season was his last in New York, there’s a lot to be encouraged about.
Numbers and Stuff
Over the long haul, Stoudemire averaged 11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, finishing 15th in the league amongst power forwards with a Player Efficiency Rating of 18.89. He really turned things on over the final two months, putting up 15.5 points on 60 percent shooting from the field and 6.0 rebounds in March and April.
STAT’s entry into the starting lineup immediately gave the team a shot in the arm. It turned out to be too little too late, but he wound up averaging 15.7 points and 6.0 rebound...