Thursday, May 12, 2011
Congrats to Amar'e Stoudemire and Landry Fields!
Though the team's season is over, Knicks fans are still finding things to cheer about.
The NBA and its media and coaches recognized both Amar'e Stoudemire and Landry Fields for their stellar play this season.
The media voted Stoudemire to the All-NBA Second Team for the fourth time in his career. STAT, who finished ninth in the MVP voting as well, is credited with bringing the Knicks back to respectability as he carried the team on his shoulders until Carmelo Anthony arrived. Anthony, whose presence somewhat forced STAT to take a back seat at times, was not named to any of the three All-NBA teams.
Fields, who recently finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting, was voted to the NBA's All-Rookie 1st Team as expected. Though he struggled following the Carmelo Anthony trade, Fields still played well enough to have a better overall season that most rookies. He also just so happened to be the surprise rookie of the season, playing phenomenally well after the Knicks drafted him in the second round despite him famously not being present on ESPN's Chad Ford's "Top 100" prospects chart.
What do you think, Knicks fans? Did Fields still deserve top honors? Was Carmelo Anthony snubbed? Let me know on Twitter @KnicksJournal.