Amar’e Stoudemire Says Not Winning a Title Would Be ‘Waste of a Season’

by July 20, 2012

Amar’e Stoudemire has big expectations for his Knicks, and claims that it’s championship or bust for New York. Per Newsday: “Amar’e Stoudemire said the only thing that’s going to cut it next season is a title. ‘Anything less than a championship,’ the power forward said on MSG Thursday during Knicks’ Summer League broadcast from Las Vegas, ‘is a waste of a season.’ Stoudemire, looking leaner, said he’s down to 245 pounds and has been training two times a day since May. He said he’s strong, healthy and ready to go, and is thrilled with the trade for Raymond Felton. The two worked well in their short time together before Felton was dealt to Denver as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade. ‘Awesome, awesome acquisition with Raymond,’ Stoudemire said. ‘He’s a phenomenal player. He’s one of those guys you know is going to bring his ‘A’ game. Hes going to play extremely hard on both ends of the court and hes ready to win.'”