Now, you can either view this as sour grapes or as an honest opinion. But in Steph’s defense, he isn’t the only former Knick to be critical of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A few weeks ago, Charles Oakley said the two don’t make their teammates better.
This will be a telling year for the Knicks. If they underachieve, I don’t think Stoudemire is back. They’ve already tried trading him unsuccessfully.
Marbury’s quote from ESPN…
“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.”