Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat Apr 25 17:49:09 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
OLAJUWON TO TRAIN KNICKS STAFF FOR FEW DAYS
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 02:30 AM EDT

If all goes as planned, the New York Knicks will have a frontcourt full of “Dream Shakers.”

Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the best players in NBA history and the architect of the legendary “Dream Shake” post move, will spend a few days training some of their players at the team’s practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.

Olajuwon, who will fly from his home in Texas, asserted he is expecting to work out with Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Marcus Camby.

Olajuwon worked out with Stoudemire earlier this summer, training the Knicks center for two-and-a-half weeks in the gym on his 400-acre ranch outside of Houston. Olajuwon, who was in a position to excel alongside superstar squad Ralph Sampson and Clyde Drexler, said there’s no reason Stoudemire and Anthony can’t have similar success playing next to each other.

“They both have to realize that the most important thing isn’t how great you are individually,” Olajuwon recounted. “You’re remembered for how many games you win. So to get to play with another great offensive player should help you. It should make your job simpler. You’ve got to work well together. You can’t be competitors with one another.”

While Olajuwon has taught Stoudemire back-to-the-basket post moves, he said the Knicks’ game plan shouldn’t be simply to post up Stoudemire while Anthony dominates the perimeter.

“It shouldn’t be Amare just staying in the post because he can be a scorer in the paint and outside,” Olajuwon asserted. “It’s a similar thing for Carmelo. He can score in the post and outside. So if Carmelo is in the post, Amare can be at the foul line and he’ll make that shot. If Amare’s in the post, Carmelo can make the shot from the free-throw line, too. They should not be competing against each other; they ought to be complementing one another. They need one another to win.”

But Olajuwon does not think the Knicks need to be a 2-man show offensively. He sees great offensive potential in Chandler, who averaged 11 points per game for the N.Y Knicks last season, 3 above his career average.

“You can see that he has great timing by the way that he rebounds, blocks shots and catches lobs,” he announced. “He’s got great timing and reflexes. I haven’t seen him use any moves of his own, though. But there’s no way a guy with that sort of talent and timing should not have effective moves. So I would like to teach him some moves so he’ll use all of that talent. If you add some moves to all of the talent and energy he’s got, it will open up a whole new door for him. That is what he should be looking to add to go to the next level.” Baseball lines

Chandler is excited about working with Olajuwon. He was scheduled to work with the 2-time NBA champ earlier this summer but had to tug out because of the Olympics.

Olajuwon played with New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson for 3 seasons in Houston, and it is Woodson who set up next week’s training sessions.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 4/5/2015 - 6/4/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Chicago Bulls
2
Atlanta Hawks
3
Chicago Cubs
4
St Louis Cardinals
5
Milwaukee Bucks
04/25/2015
MLBCubs vs Reds10:10 AM PST
MLBRoyals vs White Sox11:10 AM PST
NHLCapitals at Islanders12:00 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Nets12:05 PM PST
MLBAstros vs Athletics1:05 PM PST
MLBMets vs Yankees1:05 PM PST
MLBNationals vs Marlins1:10 PM PST
NBABulls vs Bucks2:35 PM PST
NHLRed Wings at Lightning3:00 PM PST
MLBBlue Jays vs Rays3:10 PM PST
MLBRed Sox vs Orioles4:05 PM PST
MLBBraves vs Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBCardinals vs Brewers4:10 PM PST
NHLPredators at Blackhawks5:00 PM PST
NBAWarriors vs Pelicans5:05 PM PST
MLBPirates vs Diamondbacks5:10 PM PST
MLBGiants vs Rockies5:10 PM PST
MLBDodgers vs Padres5:40 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Flames6:00 PM PST
MLBRangers vs Angels6:05 PM PST
MLBTwins vs Mariners6:10 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Trail Blazers7:35 PM PST
04/26/2015
NBACavaliers vs Celtics10:00 AM PST
NBAClippers vs Spurs12:30 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Wizards3:35 PM PST
NBARockets vs Mavericks6:05 PM PST
04/27/2015
NBAHawks vs Nets12:00 PM PST
NBABucks vs Bulls12:00 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Trail Blazers7:35 PM PST
04/28/2015
NBACeltics vs Cavaliers12:00 PM PST
NBAMavericks vs Rockets12:00 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Warriors12:00 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Clippers12:00 PM PST

x