Stoudemire Sees Some Steve Nash in Lin
Amar’e Stoudemire made a name for himself in the NBA running the pick-and-roll with Steve Nash in Mike D’Antoni’s freewheeling Suns offense.
Stoudemire returned to the Knicks yesterday after spending a week in Florida with his family grieving the death of his older brother, Hazell, and said he sees some of Nash in point-guard sensation Jeremy Lin.
“I see similarities in their games,” Stoudemire said after yesterday’s practice. “Lin, he’s finding guys out there, he’s playing totally unselfish, he’s taking what the defense gives him and he’s studying.
“That’s what you want from your point guard, a guy who wants to be that facilitator and get guys involved and get guys open shots and pass the ball right on the numbers where they can catch and shoot. … It’s what we’ve been talking about all year, and it’s finally happened.”