Amar'e Stoudemire and the New York Knicks: 5 Defensive Issues and 5 Solutions

« Prev
1 of 11
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Amar'e Stoudemire and the New York Knicks: 5 Defensive Issues and 5 Solutions
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Last night, New York's 116-108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, who are now a sterling 4-18 on the road, served as a microcosm of the Knicks' season-long (or is decade-long more appropriate?) defensive struggles.

It's easy, and just a little misguided, to say that the problems stem from head coach Mike D'Antoni. Sure, the Knicks' fast-paced offense saps needed energy and effort from the team on the defensive end, but yesterday's loss serves as a perfect example of how not to play fundamental defensive basketball.

The problems Knicks fans saw last night have been apparent all season, so let's look at the team's five biggest defensive issues from this season, using last night's trainwreck as our guide, and how the team can fix them.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Philadelphia 76ers from B/R on Facebook

Follow Philadelphia 76ers from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Team StreamTM

Philadelphia 76ers

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.