What was he doing? Stoudemire was looking away from Peyton Siva when he was holding the ball.
I'm unsure about this defensive strategy, but it seemed to work as Siva was called for a travel. So here's what happened.
Stoudemire was caught on a mismatch and was forced to guard young point guard Siva. The ball was given to Siva and I'm assuming that Stoudemire was thinking Siva was going to shoot, but he didn't. He made Stoudemire look stupid but couldn't finish the play.
The Knicks have had a rough start and paying over $20m for a man who can't play defense may be the problem. Could be time for a trade then. They have been looking at Rajon Rondo, but he doesn't exactly defend the same position.
If you have not seen it, the video is up above...
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.