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Stoudemire: Wasted 2012-13 without title

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08:11 AM ET 07.20 | Amar'e Stoudemire is aiming high, and he's on record now as saying only a title will cut it next season. "Anything less than a championship," the power forward said on MSG Thursday during Knicks' Summer League broadcast from Las Vegas, "is a waste of a season." Stoudemire, looking leaner, said he's down to 245 pounds and has been training two times a day since May. He said he's strong, healthy and ready to go, and is thrilled with the trade for Raymond Felton. The two worked well in their short time together before Felton was dealt to Denver as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade. "Awesome, awesome acquisition with Raymond," Stoudemire said. "He's a phenomenal player. He's one of those guys you know is going to bring his 'A' game."

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July 20, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Instead of talking about anything less then a championship. How about getting out of the first round as step one.

You can't run until you learn to crawl and walk first.

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July 20, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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Instead of talking about anything less then a championship. How about getting out of the first round as step one.You can't run until you learn to crawl and walk first.

Getting out of the first round? They can barely win a playoff game. Good news for Amare, in a few years he can probably hook up with a good team (Miami) and pull a Juwan Howard.

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July 20, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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If the Knicks wanted to win a championship, they should have kept Jeremy Lin.They are clearly not 100% committed to winning.They will make some progress and improve their performance in the Playoffs for sure, but not enough to win the title. That requires 100% dedication, which they don't have.

Jeremy Lin? You can't be serious.

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July 20, 2012  08:49 AM ET

He's ready which is good. Sounds like his injuries are behind him, so go Amare, go!

July 20, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Anytime you can get a Chinese guy on your team, that's a plus. The Chinese know how to succeed in all walks of life.Second, anytime you can get a Harvard man on your team, that's also a plus. Harvard is in the business of training people to be future leaders of the world.Third, anytime you can get a young player who averages 15 points and 7 assists a game, and who is willing to continue to work hard to improve his game, that is also a plus.In Lin, you get all *three* in one.

I stopped at Chinese guy because that's when it stopped making sense.

July 20, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Jeremy Lin? You can't be serious.

Agreed. Lin or anyone for that matter isn't bringing them a title. Amare should lower his sights. Instead of thinking title maybe he can help lead his team to the second round of the playoffs. Been a long time since the Knicks actually got THAT far.

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July 20, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Here's a little advice for ya Stat.......take the quiet professional road and plesantly surprise us during the season. You have given false hope to Knicks fans for two years running so no one really need you to be going off yapping about all of this and all of that. Here's you Stat......you disappeared in year one at playoffs time with a back injury, then in year two, you foolishly have a fist fight with a fire extinguisher and take a classic loss in the fistacuffs and injure you hand thereby effectively killing any legitimate series with the Heat and ending our season in dispair. You can also surprise us this year by playing some defense and being an intimidating force along side Chandler in the paint and not by giving us all this lip service on trump up expectations. I would be even more astounded by Jimmy Boy Dolan if he somehow pull of a trade and jettison you **** outta here as he did by not matching Jeremy Love's ridiculous contract offer from the fine Houstonians. I would have receive Xmas twice if this happens. Stat I will say this though, you do have a commonality here in New York and he's call Marky Boy Sanchez, yeah that fraud over in bum **** Jetland. Stat simple advice......keep quiet!

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