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Jeremy Lin says he thinks ‘Melo, Stoudemire can coexist, too

Nov 22, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

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The Knicks are off to an impressive 8-2 start, their offense is clicking at the highest level in the league (111.7 points per 100 possessions), yet there is a big question looming over New York’s season — can Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire play well together?

Stoudemire has been out all season following knee surgery, but he is coming back next month. The Knicks offense is on fire with ‘Melo playing the four but when Stoudemire comes back and moves him to the three spot, will it work? The number certainly say it hasn’t yet — the Knicks were considerably worse on offense last season when Anthony, Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler were on the court together.

Coach Mike Woodson isn’t worried — he notes that combo was 8-2 under him last season.

And Jeremy Lin agrees with him that it can work, tweets Marc Berman of the New York Post (via Sulia).

“I honestly I think it can work because they’re so talented. It’s their approach to the game and they’re both really ready to buy in and do whatever it takes to throw all that other stuff out the window. You guys got to give them time.”

Call me Missouri, but the Knicks are going to have to show me this can work over time. Not saying it can’t, saying it really hasn’t over a stretch of time. The numbers were ugly. And I’m one of those crazy people who thinks past performance can be indicative of future results.

But this has seemed a different ‘Melo this year, a guy who left is Olympic experience with Kobe and LeBron with a seeming different team attitude. Maybe Stoudemire would agree to coming off the bench. Maybe a lot of things.

The Knicks are just going to have to show me, and all of us.

  1. raidmagic - Nov 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Easy being Stoudemire off the bench. They will want to bring him up to speed slowly anyway coming off of knee surgery. Get him playing well enough to trade him for something of value. If nothing else just to dump that bloayedcontract.

    • raidmagic - Nov 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM

      **ugh** bloated contract

  2. misterdreamer119 - Nov 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Cut him.

  3. acdc363 - Nov 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    u r Missouri

  4. thekingdave - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Hey Jeremy, unfortunately for Rocket fans you play in Houston now. Direct your thoughts there instead of constantly commenting an all things NY.

  5. abchome - Nov 23, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Lin better focus on his own problems.

  6. scalfor3 - Nov 23, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    If they could get Stoudemire to agree to come off the bench they’d be golden. He would instantly easily be the best sixth man in the league and would make their bench the kind that extends leads.

  7. dls612 - Nov 23, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    If they can coexist why is that question even out there?

  8. tiger7575 - Nov 23, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    It will work fine as long as Mello doesn’t have to pass and as long as Mello thinks he’s sooo good that he is the reason it works and oh yeah, as long as La La says its ok.

  9. brums21 - Nov 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Hey Lin, instead of worrying about your old team why don’t you try learning how to play D so you don’t get benched in the 4th

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