Sunday , Nov , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Amaré Stoudemire Unhappy in Phoenix


After Friday’s loss to Miami, Suns power forward Amaré Stoudemire expressed unhappiness with his role that he also shared in a Nov. 20 espn.com interview published Friday.

Asked after the game if the offense puts him in the right spots, Stoudemire said, "Sorta, kinda. Consistency for me would be great. That way, I know what to look forward to and how to attack. That way, when I do get it, I’m not off-balance or surprised I have it."

Asked if this system can provide him the chances he wants, he said, "I really don’t know. I know I put in a lot of hard work this off-season to really take that next step, to really be in the class of the D-Wades (Dwyane Wade) and the LeBrons (LeBron James) and the Dwights (Dwight Howard). I put in the hard work this off-season to be in that class. Right now, I’m a little frustrated."

http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/2008/11/28/20081128spt-sunsnb.html