|Posted on October 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
Here's a good chunk of the article.
In 2005, Amar'e Stoudemire had microfracture surgery on his left knee. He came back the following season and returned to form. In 2010, the New York Knicks signed Stoudemire to a five-year $100 million deal. It was a risky move, for a player who had serious knee surgery. But the Knicks took a gamble on Stoudemire, and now it looks like a very bad move.
Nothing but Injuries
Since joining the Knicks, Stoudemire has had a history of injuries. In April 2010, he missed three straight games with a sprained left ankle. In Game 2 of the playoffs that season, Stoudemire injured his back while attempting a dunk during warm-ups. He sat out the second half with back spasms and was never the same. The Boston Celtics went on to sweep the Knicks out of the playoffs.
Injuries continued for Stoudemire in the 2011-2012 NBA Season. In late December, he missed two straight games with a sprained left ankle. In March 2012, Stoudemire was sidelined with a bulging disc in his back. He missed 13 straight games but returned for the final four games of the season.
In April 2012, Stoudemire appeared ready for the Knicks' first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat. But after a second straight loss, Stoudemire was injured again. This time the injury was self-inflicted. Frustrated by the loss, Stoudemire punched a glass fire extinguisher case and injured his left hand. He missed Game 3 but returned for the final two games. However, the Heat won the series 4-1.
Now the 2012-2013 NBA Season is upon us, and Stoudemire is already out with an injury. An MRI on Sunday revealed a ruptured popliteal cyst in his left knee. Stoudemire is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the regular season. Prior to this injury, Stoudemire missed the first two preseason games with a bone bruise in his knee.
I think the Knicks will be a good team for the next couple of years. They have enough talent to make the playoffs every season. But Amare, and Melo haven't shown us anything. The past two seasons haven't worked, and both players haven't had a whole lot of success in the playoffs. Amare was riding on Nash, and Melo only got out of the first round once. Both players fit the role of being apart of a duo, but both players are part B type of players, and not part A of that duo if that makes sense. Basically their both Dwayne Wade, and they need a Lebron.
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