Originally Posted by RFX45
Ummm, he's in the NBA, deemed a franchise player and about 10 years in the league. He should figure some stuff out to himself, DAntoni might be an offensive minded coach but the Suns couldnt make it as far as they did ifhe didnt teach some form of defense at all. Only a dumb ass would play the pick and roll well and not figure out how to stop it or figure it out how after a year or two. DAntonis offense also thrives on transition baskets and the key to that is getting stops so again, I highly doubt DAntoni didnt teach him how to rotate or position himself on defense at all.
He is also a big man who cannot rebound well for his size, it just means dude never had the drive to improve and that is why everyone has soured on him. He steps into the likes of Mcgrady who could have been great but was just too lazy or has no drive to improve their game.
Plus what is a more plausible? DAntini with his success in the league doesnt teach any form of defense at all, especially to his star players or Amare is an idiot who stuck his foot in his mouth, the same dude who punched the fire extinguisher glass, slashing his wrist and costing him to miss several games?
Oh, no, Amare's an imbecile. No arguing that. Plus, Woodson was around last year after D'Antoni got axed, so he certainly could have learned something then.
But, to argue his point just for the sake of it, think of a DH in baseball who only learned hitting his whole career playing in the minors and majors (I know, he still would have had to play a spot in the outfield somewhere along the line). Then he moves over to the NL and they say to him "you gotta play first base now". His first response is going to be "uh, nobody ever told me how to play first base."
Again, I know the above is fantastical, but if you look at it from an idiot's perspective, its plausible.