Who is the better player?
I remember a couple seasons ago, a reporter asked who was better and Amare said "oooh...you can ask Chris Bosh that question"
Amare has ben injured as of late but nobody can deny how much of a beast he was with the suns and when he was with the Knicks 2 seasons ago as a legit MVP candidate before they brought in Carmelo. (
(Now hes become a forgotten man which is too bad because Felton, Fields, W. Chandler, Gallo and Stat were a really fun group to watch -- and now I dont even like the Knicks to be honest)
Amare has career averages of 21, 9 and 53% shooting
6x all star, 1x all nba first team, 2003 rookie of the year (30 years old)
Bosh, who is in quite a collection of youtube videos being posterized and tormented (parker and paul in the ASG 2013) due to his uncoordination and goofiness...BUT he still has a sweet midrange jimmy and a winner's mentality
Bosh has career averages of 20, 9 and 50% shooting
8x all star, 1 x all nba 2nd team, 1x NBA Champion (29 years old)
neither are defensive stalwarts...who do you got?
Nice post. But honestly it's hard to say. I might give the edge to Amare. Simply because he has a good combination of power and finesse to his game. But relying on explosiveness too much can hinder your game and it has for Amare. Bosh is just a finess guy. Plus the fact Bosh doesn't really have to rely on explosiveness he isn't as injury prone as Amare is and can still be effective as he has shown. But I would rather have a "healthy" Amare over Bosh any day.
Going with Bosh, because he is healthy and you know what you are going to get from him. No injuries, slapping fire extinguishers. And Bosh is a better defensive players.
Another point I want to add, I honestly think they should be traded for one another. I think Bosh style of play fits better with the Knicks than Amare. Melo doesn't get his teammates involved as much as Lebron and Dwade. Bosh can just stand around shooting jumpers all day. He is a 6'11 spot up shooter. Amare has a solid jumper but I think his style of play fits better with the Heat. If I were a GM I would look into that. Especially if Amare and Melo don't play well together this coming playoff series since he is suppose to be playing in Game 3.
Whoa, this is a tough one. Circa ~2005 Amare was going toe to toe against Duncan in the playoffs and getting the better of him. He was an absolute manster, with a dependable jumper to boot.
But then again, Bosh, while a bit awkard, ain't no slouch either.....
To build a team around, I take Amare. To compliment a star, I take Bosh.
when healthy... amare was the better player...bosh already has had the better career because hes won a ring and has no injuries.. amare used to be great... as of now.. hes never gnna be the same player again with all these injuries :/
Okay folks, enough with the gay jokes...
I might have picked the younger Amare Stoudemire, but the last two three seasons I'd go with Chris Bosh.
All things being equal, I would take Amar'e. When he's healthy, he's able to dominate the game in ways that Chris Bosh just can't. But, due to injuries, there's no way I would take Amar'e over Bosh at this point in their careers. STAT just can't stay healthy and Bosh is a model of consistency.
OKC fan here, and I say BOSH is 4 times more valuable then Amare...
Amare is DONE, sorry to tell you, microfracture surgery has long term implications 8 years later... guess who had microfracture surgery over 8 years ago? mmmmmmmm, he will be lucky to play another 200 games in the league.
A healthy Amare is one of the best players in the league... too many we probably aren't ever going to see the old Amare so it is Chris Bosh by default. Having said that Bosh is one of my players in the league and really gets underrated by his role on the HEAT. But the Amare of a few years ago vs the Bosh now? Gotta go with Amare.
Today the answer is easily Bosh. A few years ago I would have rather had Amare.
Some people here have short memories . There was a reason why Amare signed with the Knicks instead of the Suns. The Suns actually offered him more money. The Suns wanted minutes clauses because they weren't stupid, and the Knicks were desperate for a Star player since they got shut out of that huge summer of Free Agency. Perfect storm for Amare
I'm a huge Chris Bosh fan, but I gotta go with Amare. Chris Bosh is a great midrange shooter and an excellent pick and pop guy. Not a shot blocker but not a bad defensive player either. He avg 17 and 7 this season in 33mins a game.
I'd go with Amare because even after the knee surgeries, he still avg 14 and 5 this season in only 24 mins per game. He's still an intimidating player on the court and can finish in traffic. He lost some athleticism but not to the point where he is ineffective. I still think he's a match-up problem for most people one on one due to the fact that he can bang and has a pretty good jump shot himself.
If health is in the question then its Bosh all the way. But if we're just talking about who's the better player, then I'd take Amare in a heartbeat.
Amare should be giving Steve Nash 50% of his checks for the rest of his career. Amare really isn't that good in my eyes. Steve Nash just made him look spectacular. He has no real defensive skills. His jump shot is mediocre, and he has no defensive skills. He's always injured and seems like the type of person that would be a cancer in the locker room.
While Bosh is good, he only got the all-star nod because he played for a mediocre team in Toronto and was the go to guy there. But on any other team he would be exactly what he is right now, an above average role player. But at least you know what you're gonna get from him which is pretty much a double double every night. He is a much better shooter then Amare is and better defensively as well.
As Knicks fan able to watch Amar'e closely over the last 3 years I can tell you that if anything he's the exact opposite of a "locker room cancer".
Are we just considering on the court production, or are we factoring in the off-court drama? Amare is a man-diva, plain and simple. He just brings too much baggage with him. On the court, they're both quality players who seem willing to play alongside stars, so long as the W's keep rolling in.
If we're strictly talking on-court production, it's a toss up for me. Bosh is a year younger, Amare could get healthy and has slightly more upside if he does.
A side note to consider: Bosh is about $2 million/year cheaper, at least in their current contracts. I suppose that would push the lean in favor of Bosh, as you can put $2 million more talent around him.