Cohen Courtside: Storylines vs. Knicks
Josh Cohen’s Analysis: The debate has steadily been: Can Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire coexist? Ever since New York acquired Melo just a few months after signing Amar’e two seasons ago, that has been the dilemma for the Knicks. Yet, that really isn’t the primary issue. The concern is whether Stoudemire is still an All-Star talent or just a popular name with a laundry list of injuries derailing his career. If NY wants to contend for a title, Amar’e, once believed to be a top five power forward in the league, must not be another victim of the familiar injury bug. And when I say injury bug, I mean Gilbert Arenas, Brandon Roy, Tracy McGrady, Michael Redd type severity. Once among the best, but damaged upon return.