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It's the biggest question out there, and it's brought up every time you hear of these two playing together: How will Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire fare playing together?
It's really a silly question, but it will certainly be answered one way or another. Why is it a silly question? Because it was a silly question when LeBron James and Dwyane Wade decided to play together, and after they've shown it's more than possible, there's no reason to believe this duo won't work out.
Yes, it will take some time. It'll probably take as long as Billups needs to get adjusted to this new uptempo offense. But after about 10-15 games or even if it takes through the summer and into next season, these two will be just fine and will be feared across the league.
You can bet right now that teams, especially the ones that may face the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, are going to pay close attention to how to stop these two. It may not be possible to stop either one, let alone both.
What will happen now is actually going to benefit both players. Teams won't double team either guy, and if they do, it'll leave the other guy wide open. Amar'e has Carmelo's help and vice versa.
The only way the Knicks won't continue to put up huge scoring numbers is if both players happen to have an off night in the same game. The good thing about having multiple superstars is you don't have to rely on one guy and the situation you're in if he's slumping. When Amar'e had his off shooting nights, the Knicks were hard-pressed to win games. Now, they know they have two guys to lean on.
If there is an issue, it would be the way Anthony handles the ball. He was known to be somewhat of a hog toward the end of his Nuggets career and will have to let go of the selfishness. If he can just pass the ball a little more and adjust to the Knicks' seven seconds or less offense, there shouldn't be a problem with the two playing together.
Stay positive until proven otherwise, and use the Heat's outcome as a way to feel good about what's to come.