Found September 30, 2013 on Bloguin Best:
It has been a long journey for Amar'e Stoudemire in New York. His first year, he was a revelation. Given the keys to the marquee franchise in the NBA (or at least the loudest) and playing amazingly well. Stoudemire was an MVP candidate for crying out loud. That was a long time ago. The Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony and the focus of the team shifted away from the once athletic power forward. It did not help that Stoudemire's troublesome knees continually acted up. Since that relevatory first season, Stoudemire has played in only 76 games and eight playoff games. In 2013, Stoudemire appeared in only 29 games and four Playoff games. Even though the Knicks are coming off their first Playoff series win, Stoudemire has been on the sidelines trying to make his way back to being the All-Star sidekick Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks need. Right now, Stoudemire just wants to play long enough to contribute at all. That is the only way he can help his team. He told Sports Illus...
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