[Guide] The Knicks have a dismal record recently, and the team’s former All-Star player Stoudemire does not get enough playing time.
He is quite dissatisfied with this, and he thinks the team should use him like Duncan.
On November 18, , since the start of the season, the New York Knicks’ record has been very unsatisfactory, and recently they suffered a five-game losing streak at home.
And the team’s All-Star power forward Amare Stoudemire was very dissatisfied with his playing time.
“If you can only play 5 minutes in a game, you can’t find the rhythm of the game at all, and this will make me lose my own style of play.” Stoudemire, who was restricted by playing time, really couldn’t bear it.
According to statistics, the Knicks faced the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks in the first two games respectively. In the game against the Rockets, he played 5 minutes and made 0 of 3 shots without scoring.
In the game against the Eagles, his playing time increased to 14 minutes, but he only made 2 of 5 shots and scored 5 points.
After the game with the Eagles, Stoudemire said: “It is very difficult to perform well in 5 minutes, and it can even be said to be impossible. When you just adapt to the rhythm of the game,
3 minutes is gone. So when you miss a shot in the limited time, it feels like the sky is falling. And the outside world expects you to do more and help the team win the game. It’s really
It’s hard, and I don’t even know how to handle it now.”
For the use of Stoudemire, Knicks coach Woodson is also quite helpless. The short-term use cannot achieve the effect at all, and his physical condition does not know whether he can bear it for a long time. Last season, it was because he was not effective.
Control, so led him to the operating room several times.
“I know that 10 minutes of playing time will make him very uncomfortable,” Woodson said, “because in this way, he can’t even sweat on the court.”
Stoudemire believes that his playing time will increase. At the same time, he suggested that the team can refer to the Spurs’ model of using Duncan.
Duncan can play about 25 minutes when he is physically strong, and then rest for a game or two after physical exhaustion.
“The Spurs use Duncan very well. For example, he played 25 minutes in one game and then rested in the next game. This is very reasonable.” Stoudemire said.
“It’s impossible to play a good game in just 5 minutes, and it puts me under tremendous pressure. Every turnover feels like 30 turnovers,” Stoudemire said, “Coach Woodson also said
, and he doesn’t know if there’s another high-level player in NBA history who has been in the same situation as me.”