Amar'e Stoudemire agreed earlier this week to take a max contract with the New York Knicks.
It is nearly impossible to set expectations on Stoudemire, because the Knicks roster was stripped almost completely in preparation for this summer's free agent class.
The immediate assumption is that Stoudemire's numbers will continue to be among the elite power forwards in the game, especially with him being back with Mike D'Antoni, but the moment of pause comes from the realization that it was Steve Nash, not D'Antoni, passing him the ball in Phoenix. Right now, the Knicks have a supporting cast that includes Wilson Chandler and... not much else.
Stoudemire should still be considered a legitimate 20 point, 10 rebound threat every night. But playing alone in Madison Square Garden could make him a target, and foul trouble could plague his consistency this season; opponents shouldn't fear anyone on the Knicks' roster except Stoudemire, so getting him off the floor will likely be the goal every night.