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Last season, Amar'e Stoudemire weighed 245 pounds. When he arrived for training camp this year, his weight had increased to 260 pounds.
Although most of that weight was attributed to Stoudemire putting on muscle, the extra 15 pounds seemed to make him much less explosive on the offensive end of the court. While last year we saw him posterize multiple people every game, this year there he has weeks where he can't even get to the basket.
It seemed as though he'd lost a step when compared to the last year. However, that's about to change.
As the New York Post reported, Amar'e Stoudemire is now down to 250 pounds, allowing him to regain the explosiveness he had last season.
Being able to blow by defenders once again will allow Stoudemire to get more easy points in the lane, as well as open up his perimeter game as defenders worry about his penetration.
To put it simply, Stoudemire getting his explosiveness back will completely change the complexion of the Knicks offense.