Who would you rather have?
Amare Stoudemire 20.9 points 8.6 rebounds 1 assist 0.9 blocks
David Lee 19.2 points 11.4 rebounds 3.4 assists 0.3 blocks
I'm taking Lee because of superior rebounding and passing ability as well as similar scoring numbers without a PG like Nash giving him the ball.
im also taking lee but in this season.... remember stoudemire comed after that eye injury and he isnt 100 % yet..... next season will decide who is better as a player..
The Stoudemire injury was a year ago
I understand that eye injuries could cause discomfort, but seriously? This isn't Professional Skeet shooting or the Biathlon. You don't need to see 100% to rebound and box out and swat shots. I mean, it's not like he's playing with midgets; these are 260 pound big men, I'm sure that he can see them just fine right now.
But yes, I'm a big fan of Lee's game. he's much better at boxing out, he handles better and doesn't need the ball that much to be effective. IMO, much better than Stoudamire.
Also, I don't know about you guys, but I think when you have an ultra-athletic guy lazy guy, it doesn't boost team morale very much. I say this because when I was a 12 year old PF, the guy who started ahead of me was about 6'5" 150 but he didn't have the best attitude. The guy could absolutely jump out of the gym. I kinda just said F it. he's just naturally gifted, nothing I can do to get better because I'm less athletic. But with a guy like David Lee, you can honestly say, WOW, this guy busts his ass and now see the results. I think this is much better for developing younger players.
This is the same logic why most Coaches were fundamental players during their time and not the ultra-athletic guys (other than Nique, who is the only athletic coach I can think of)
Thoughts on that?
it's a great testament to lee that we are even having this discussion now. He has improved considerably and made it very close. If I had to choose one, it might be lee but amare still seems like the safer pick because he has put up better numbers for longer. Very close.
it still affects him,you can see it in his play.... this isnt the old stoudemire and thats why i think that the next year will see what is he capable of ( if he doesnt get injured )
He will probably never be the old Stoudemire. Knee surgeries, eye surgeries.....
i know but he had 25 after knee surgerie and when everybody thought taht he is going to step up then the eye injury happen... my point is that it doesnt matter what is the injury really( i know its eye ) but any kind of injury affect on player mentaly and its like now he thinks about his moves and doesnt dunks often like before,he develop that jump shot to take him put of rack... ( old stoudemire was beast inside mostly dunks but he had 25 ppg) .... so if he puts up big numbers next season like 25ppg he can prove that he is one of the best big mans in league again
from the get go. yeah he is talented , but i think man his size who doesnt rebound well, play no d, complains when things dont get his way. knock him . if he could can play some d, mature, and atleast rebound then he would be a top 5 player.
and on to david lee
i always thought he was underated. i would love to have him on my magic.
i like lee more that amare but i just say that we shouldnt underestimate him.......
Does anyone think that it would take one minute for D'Antoni to decide who he would rather sign this summer between Lee or Stoudemire?
Lee is having a great season, an All-Star season, but let's not get carried away here... He's not the same caliber player that Stoudemire is...
Yea I'm sorry but I'd take Amare here...David Lee is a very good, All-Star caliber player..But Amare is better to me.
I think Lee is better. I am not even being biased, I love Lee's heart and intensity that it makes up for the athleticism Amare has that he does not. Also, lately Lee has been passing the ball and getting serious assists, I am one who believes that Lee should take the ball up the court because he runs the point better than Duhon. I would rather overpay Lee than have Amare because Lee plays hard and is always constantly improving his game, I can't say the same about Amare.