Amar'e Stoudemire understands that this is Carmelo Anthony's team and has reshaped his game accordingly. He is playing less pick-and-roll basketball and spending more time on the left block, showing off the post moves he worked on with Hakeem Olajuwon over the summer.
Stoudemire has done an excellent job of establishing position close to the basket. As seen below, courtesy of NBA.com, Stoudemire is taking 77.2 percent of his shots from inside the paint, up from just 56 percent last season.
Once he receives the ball on the block, Stoudemire reacts quickly with a move towards the middle of the floor, where he can see help defense coming. He either takes one or two dribbles to his left and finishes with a little flip/mini hook shot or quickly spins back right and lays it in on the left side of the rim.
Amar'e scores the remainder of his points off of timely cuts in the paint and along the baseline. He no longer possesses the leaping ability of his youth, but still has a nose for the basketball and knows how to finish around the rim.
Mike Woodson has limited Stoudemire to 22.3 minutes per game. During that time, STAT has averaged 21.8 points on 58.5 percent shooting, 7.4 rebounds and 8.0 trips to the foul line per 36 minutes, according to NBA.com.
Over the past five games, Stoudemire is shooting a staggering 73.5 percent from the field and is scoring 18.0 points in just 24 minutes of play (via NBA.com,) including a 10-for-10 performance in the Knicks win over the Sacramento Kings Saturday night.