FanPost

Amar'e Stoudemire in the post

From Mike D’Antoni: "The post-up is one of the least efficient plays in basketball"

It must be ironic to see that coming from a former coach of yours, and this might be the case for forward Amar’e Stoudemire.

During the offseason, he made a conscious effort to improve his post-up moves by training with NBA Legend Hakeem Olajuwon for two weeks. Amar’e is not really known for his posting up down on the low block, but he has certainly shown some great potential with his limited post-up touches even if some stats show otherwise (due to small sample size). More from Beckley Mason of ESPN.com:

In his first month back with the Knicks, Stoudemire is posting up far more than in previous seasons and scoring like crazy from the box, at least when he doesn't turn it over. Synergy reports that last season, Stoudemire used just 10.4 percent of his possessions in post-up situations. This year, that number has climbed to 30.7 percent. And Stoudemire is making good on those touches, shooting a ridiculous 62.1 percent compared to just 40.5 percent last year.

He may be still at his best when he faces up in the high post and blow by bigger defenders and finish, but seeing this progress can make the Knicks fans much more ecstatic about his game. Also note that having second-tier defenders (more often than not) having to defend him can also help since Stoudemire comes off the bench for much part of this season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Posting and Toasting

You must be a member of Posting and Toasting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Posting and Toasting. You should read them.

Join Posting and Toasting

You must be a member of Posting and Toasting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Posting and Toasting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker