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Check the stats: Amare is no upgrade

Analytics show the Knicks should have saved their money and stuck with David Lee

Updated: July 7, 2010, 9:12 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The signing of Amar'e Stoudemire means the Knicks have something to show for their painful payroll cleanse and that is certainly worth something. But here's the reality of the situation: The Knicks just spent $100 million on a player who may not be an upgrade over David Lee.

Let's put aside the fact Stoudemire is one awkward landing on his microfractured knee away from fading into NBA oblivion such as former All-Stars Allan Houston and Chris Webber. Let's also forget for the moment that ...

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