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Amar'e Stoudemire Has Never Been More Frustrated with New York Knicks

Nov 19, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) reacts in the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit 92-86. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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Grant HughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2016

Amar'e Stoudemire's minute restriction has prevented him from contributing much to the floundering New York Knicks' on-court efforts this year.

But according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the big man is more than willing to join the team-wide gripe session that has become a post-loss trend for the 3-10 Knicks:

Stoudemire should be frustrated. His team, thought by some to be a fringe title contender this year, is mired in a six-game losing streak and seems to be coming apart at the seams.

Here's the problem, though: Stoudemire's complaints don't actually count for much because he's not physically able to help New York turn things around.

And he doesn't have much of a grip on what's actually wrong with the Knicks, either.

After the game, he isolated a curious source for New York's woes:

That's a surprising take, especially considering the fact that STAT's season high in assists is just two.

Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal was quick to point out the contradiction between Stoudemire's complaints and his black-hole approach to offense:

You know what they say, Amar'e: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

In truth, the Knicks' problems are much bigger than ball movement. If Stoudemire wants to be frustrated, he should look to the way New York's reclusive owner, James Dolan, has allowed a once-great franchise to become a laughingstock.

He can't do anything about that, either. But at least his frustration would have a worthy source if he directed it at the real problem.

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