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Since the Suns are rebuilding, do you think Stoudemire will start this year? Are only other starting PFs are googs and outlaw and googs is always injured and Outlaw is a better bench player because of the energy he brings. And if you want him to develop, you better let him play. I don't expect Stoudemire to produce that much this year, I just want to see this kid play at the NBA level and see how good he could really become. He should at least be able to block shots and rebound in his first year. And with Marbury's driving ability, get some dunks. What do you think?
 

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Originally posted by HEATLUNATIC
The Suns are starting to look solid!

C - Tskalidis
PF - Stoudemire
SF - Matrix
SG - Penny
PG - Starbury
C-Tsakalidis
PF-Stoudamire
SF-Marion
SG-Johnson*
PG-Starchild
 

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I personally don't think that the Suns will throw Amare into the starting lineup right away, especially after witnessing the progress of Kwame Brown. In fact, he may play very little the first few months, and instead focus on just learning the basics of NBA basketball. If the Suns fall out of contention, he will probably see a lot more time. If Phoenix is on track to land a playoff spot, Amare's rookie season may mimic his High School season in games played.
 

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Originally posted by Sunsfan
I personally don't think that the Suns will throw Amare into the starting lineup right away, especially after witnessing the progress of Kwame Brown. In fact, he may play very little the first few months, and instead focus on just learning the basics of NBA basketball. If the Suns fall out of contention, he will probably see a lot more time. If Phoenix is on track to land a playoff spot, Amare's rookie season may mimic his High School season in games played.
Why would Kwame Brown's progress have anything to do with Amare Stoudemire? Exactly, it doesn't.:no: Stoudemire has a lot of talent, and he'll get significant minutes, whether he starts or not.:yes:
 

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Well, let's see. Both are high school power forwards who entered the draft after their senior year. Both were (are) expected to become a superstar and help the team right away (mostly by fans). However, Brown struggled so much that some are now quesitoning if he's even an NBA player. Phoenix will look at this situation and play Amare accordingly, as well as try and bring him along slowly without expecting too much in the beginning. Is that good enough?
 

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Kwame is like a toothpick,but Stoudemire on the other hand has an NBA frame at 6'10 260lbs!Stoudemire will be a MONSTER on the boards,and hes always look'n to SWAT shots!I see him cracking the starting rotation by the ALL-STAR break.

Stoudemire is the real deal!
 

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Originally posted by HEATLUNATIC
They have Outlaw/Googs,but Im not sure that they are gonna resign Outlaw?
What do u mean? Is he not under contract?
 

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Outlaw is under Contract. The only two starting power forwards we have are outlaw and Googs. But Googs is always injured, and Outlaw is a better backup SF or PF than a started because of the energy he brings (like i said before) I think they should let stoudemire start not right away, but after a month of bringing him off the bench and getting a good amount of time playing. I agree with princetolakers, I think Stoudemire is more NBA ready than Brown just because of his frame and he is more mature than a lot of high schoolers because of all the stuff he has been through as a kid.
 

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Originally posted by HEATLUNATIC
Kwame is like a toothpick,but Stoudemire on the other hand has an NBA frame at 6'10 260lbs!Stoudemire will be a MONSTER on the boards,and hes always look'n to SWAT shots!I see him cracking the starting rotation by the ALL-STAR break.

Stoudemire is the real deal!
Kwame was 6'11" 240 coming out of H.S. and Amare is 6'10" 245, so they are very similar as far as body type. The difference between the two is that Kwame actually has post moves and handles and can create his own offense. Kwame just lost all of his confidence early on. Amare will be luck to even sniff what Tyson Chandler or Eddy Curry were able to accomplish.
 

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Originally posted by KC


Kwame was 6'11" 240 coming out of H.S. and Amare is 6'10" 245, so they are very similar as far as body type. The difference between the two is that Kwame actually has post moves and handles and can create his own offense. Kwame just lost all of his confidence early on. Amare will be luck to even sniff what Tyson Chandler or Eddy Curry were able to accomplish.
Thanks cause I was just about to mention when did 6' 11 245 was a toothpick:rolleyes:
 

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I can assure you guys one thing, Even if Stoudemire doesn't pan out to be a dominant force for the Suns, He still will be one of the most exciting big man in the game. He has awesome hops for a big man and can really throw down a dunk. He will be the Daruis Miles of big man, All he can do is run, dunk, and block shots, which is good enough for me. He will also be able to get some rebounds. So he might not become a dominant force for the Suns, he will be at least exciting to watch.
 

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he is the best player in this years draft and will be better than anyone ever on the Suns. Jacobsen was obviously a steal as well. I'm more of a net fan but major congrats on this draft.
 
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