|Stephon Marbury Questions Amar'e/Carmelo Pairing|
Like most other New Yorkers Stephon Marbury has an opinion on the Knicks superstar pairing, and much like the majority out there, he questions whether the pieces fit. Marbury spoke to ESPN New York and gave his thoughts on why Amar'e Stoudemire couldn't fit into the system Mike Woodson was employing. Marbury and Stoudemire were teammates for a short time back when Steph was in Phoenix.
"Amare needs a point guard like Steve Nash (to thrive). He's a pick-and-roll guy, a pick-and-pop guy. He can't play in the half court where everything's slowed down," Marbury told ESPN New York during a brief interview in Manhattan on Wednesday.
When asked if he thought Anthony and Stoudemire could flourish together, Marbury said flatly, "Nope."
Marbury has always maintained he will remain a Knicks fan, despite his less-then-ceremonial exit from the team in 2008-09, and said the team should make Carmelo Anthony the focal point. Even so, he still doesn't think they are a championship quality side.
"I think they have a good team," Marbury said. "They could make the second round (of the playoffs)."
|Last Updated ( Friday, 21 September 2012 16:34 )|