Straight out of the "no shit!" file comes Amar'e Stoudemire who admitted in an interview with New York Daily News that, prior to his current head coach Mike Woodson, STAT was never taught how to play defense. “I’ve never been taught defense in my whole career. So to now have a coach who actually teaches defense and teaches strategies and knows positioning and posture and how to guard different plays, it’s going to be helpful.”
From accepting a bench role upon his return to working with Hakeem Olajuwon to improve his game, Stoudemire has shown a dedication to doing what's best for the team. If Amar'e can manage to show some improvement on the defensive end, his presence will only make the Knicks better... until a fire extinguisher looks at him wrong.
[via Larry Brown Sports]