I was watching the Suns game tonight against the Rockets. And I have to saw I am very impressed with Amare, I haven't seen him on tv in a few months (not counting All Star weekend). He is simply amazing. This is only his second year and he is already a very good PF. He scored 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and blocked 4 shots. He went against Yao a lot throughout the night. He is not scared of him at all. In fact he took it straight to Yao and dunked on him a few times.
Amare reminds me a lot of a younger Malone. He has incredible work ethic. He requests tapes of former and current great big men (including Malone) and studies the tapes, hoping to learn something he can use in his game. He soaks up any knowledge or advice given to him. simply amazing.
His defense is not great and his jumper still needs some work, but those are two things he is constantly working on. I think within a few years, he will be the best PF in the league. I know you are going to say that the best PF will be TD for years and years to come, but Tim is all finesse, Amare is strength and power. I think with the way Amare is developing, he very well could become the best PF in the league within a few years.
He is certainly the brightest thing the Suns have going for them, he should be their focal point and what the team is built around after this season. He deserves to have a solid core of guys that can play with him and get him the ball.