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Coming into the 2011-12 season, New York fans had high hopes for both the team and former all-star Stoudemire.
The team finished with a 36-30 record and a 7th seed finish in the Eastern Conference, not living up to expectations. The same can be said for Stoudemire, as he had one of the worst seasons of his 10 year career.
For only the second time in his career, when playing more than 45 games, Amare averaged under 20 points per game. He averaged 17.5 PPG; some of this can be credited to his field goal attempts falling from 19.0 attempts in 2010-11 to a mere 13.9 attempts per game in 2011-12.
The most disturbing drop was in Stoudemire's Player Efficiency Rating (PER). After six full seasons of having a PER over 20, with a career high of 27.6 in the 2007-08 season, this past season was his worst since his second full season in the league at 17.7.
Amare's quality 2010-11 season with New York showed that he could be efficient playing with Carmelo Anthony, so a bounce back to all-star form would not be a surprise.