Feb 2 2012 3:14PM

The A-Z of the NBA: J

Joint Effort

adjective; involving the united activity of two or more

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New York is playing a poker hand where they’re sitting on pocket rockets. With their pair of aces, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks certainly have a leg up on the field. In terms of offensive output, the two bullets are arguably the best at their respective positions, each able to score in a multitude of ways while dropping 25-30 on a nightly basis. The problem for the Knicks is that despite their impressive hole cards, they’re also staring at a board full of cards that don’t help them too much, which means they always need Anthony and Stoudemire to come up big every time. No other team depends on their two top stars more so than the Knickerbockers. Their top-heavy lineup means opponents will call the Knicks’ hand each and every time, daring the other cards in the deck to step up.—#2