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Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 10:40 am  |  20 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Antonio McDyess

Man, was I excited when Antonio McDyess was traded to the Knicks in ’02. Granted, he was coming off knee surgery and not everybody was happy about the trade but his ability, when healthy, was top tier. Then, of course, he re-aggravated the same knee injury in the pre-season and the Knicks were left without a dominant big man for about 8 years and counting. McDyess was a beast at Alabama and a huge force when he came into the league with the Nuggets. He could jump and throw down with the best of them and was an exciting player to watch. In the ’00-01 season, he averaged 20 and 12 in Denver and made the All-Star team. After his bouts with injuries, McDyess re-invented himself as a mid-range/post player who could still do work on the boards. He currently plays for San Antonio but payed in Detroit from 04-09 and had two earlier stints in Phoenix. Shout out to Dustin A for sending in the vid.

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  • The Philosopher

    Amar’e Stoudemire Sr.

  • rich

    if only that had current acl treatment a few years ago he would have had a waaay longer prime, back then acl injuries meant u had no more explosion, nowadays the surgery is less taxing on your tendons

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    man, Dice was raw!

  • sirius black

    WOW! Best FOTS in a long time

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Yeah!!! McNugget, one of the best nicknames ever.. almost as good as OJ Mayo’s..

  • Darius

    back when the nuggets had ugly jerseys. I dont miss those days

  • http://www.myczechrepublic.com SAB

    thanks for this, damn good player

  • http://sdjflf.com Jukai

    Dude was solid. People tend to overrate how good he was pre-surgery, but in fairness, none of these young guys realize how GOOD McDyess really was.

  • PlanetAsia14

    D@mn, he really was the first Amare Stoudamire, haha…

  • PlanetAsia14

    Except a lot more tenacious on defense.

  • CheeseWhiz

    damn. those were some nasty ass blocks

  • SpaceJam

    He had so much more game back in the day not like the have crippled jumpshooter we see today, he still gets boards like crazy though.

  • logues

    dude was crazy athletic and had very quick hops

  • hammer

    Wish he and kidd woulda stayed 2gether longer

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    im confused…what would make anyone compare Antonio McDyess with Amar’e Stoudamire????….two completely different players those two

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    He was so good before the injuries… Man… And his skills/fundamentals were so good that even after his athleticism was a shell of its former self, he still made a very respectable career out of being the veteran on contending playoff teams.

  • AdrianC513

    I had no clue he used to do that

  • curt

    Dyess was a beast.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The West was STACKED at forward for a long, long time.

  • http://slamonline lakerslegend

    i loved homie when he was in denver early in his career he was raw

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