Amar’e Stoudemire Eyes Game 3 Return to the Knicks. Can He Help?
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 6, 2013
Do you expect Amar’e to be a major help to the Knicks? After Knicks practice today, Amar’e Stoudemire told the assembled media that he is eyeing a Saturday Game 3 return to the lineup, barring any setbacks. If Stoudemire feels well on Tuesday, he will participate in practice on Wednesday. In the last part of the 3-on-3 where Stoudemire, Marcus Camby and James White went against Chris Copeland, Earl Barron and Quentin Richardson Stoudemire looked best executing post moves. “I had no pain: playing, running, jumping, cutting, slashing,” Stoudemire said. “I felt explosive. The Knicks forward participated in full-contact play for the first time since he was sidelined March 7 for right knee debridement surgery on Monday, playing in several 3-on-3 full-court scrimmages. “If he doesn’t have any setbacks the next few days at practice he’ll probably take tomorrow off and just do conditioning and he’ll come back on Wednesday and Thursday and practice we’ll see on Friday,” Mike Woodson said.
Amar'e Stoudemire saw action in a full-court game of 3-on-3 at Knicks practice Monday. Though winded and rusty, he appears on track to rejoin the Knicks when their playoff series against the Pacers shifts to Indianapolis for Game 3 on Saturday.