• Wrong time for Amar'e Stoudemire to be plotting return to Knicks

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated May 12, 2013
    Amar'e Stoudemire could make his return on Saturday. Amar’e Stoudemire’s second comeback from knee surgery this season raises an interesting question: Who is a greater threat to the Knicks, the Indiana Pacers or Stoudemire? Amar’e Stoudemire insists there is “no pressure” for him to immediately receive more playing time, but the $100 million power forward logged less than nine minutes Saturday in his return to the Knicks’ lineup for the first time since March 7. “If I didn’t think that Amar’e was important to our team then I wouldn’t even consider ,” Woodson said. “But Amar’e can still play. Though not in great condition, he said he is ready for a minor role. The New York Knicks have established a playing-time plan for Amar'e Stoudemire, stating that the power forward will play between 10 and 15 minutes Saturday in his return from knee surgery. Stoudemire was one of the Knicks’ few effective players at the offensive end in their 81-72 Game 3 loss Saturday night, scoring seven points over 8:56 in two stints off the bench. The Pacers committed 21 turnovers Tuesday night compared to just six by the Knicks and All-Star forward Paul George said, “You’re not going to beat anybody in this league” by doing that. The arranged marriage of superstars has worked wonderfully in Miami where LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are gunning for their third straight trip to the NBA Finals and their second straight title.
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      Kenyon Martin joined J.R. Smith in sick bay Sunday, but that doesn’t mean anyone should expect Amar’e Stoudemire’s minutes to increase much Tuesday in his second game back from March knee surgery. Stoudemire was one of the Knicks’ few effective pl
    • Knicks Insider: Amar'e stint short and sweet in first game back

      Amar’e Stoudemire insists there is “no pressure” for him to immediately receive more playing time, but the $100 million power forward logged less than nine minutes Saturday in his return to the Knicks’ lineup for the first time since March 7.
    • Amar'e could be Knicks' wild card for Game 3

      During a week in which he looked winded in practice on Monday and seemed to find his rhythm in a scrimmage four days later, Amar’e Stoudemire had a recovery day on Friday.
    • Stoudemire's limit would be 10-15 minutes

      Amare Stoudemire will likely be limited to about 10 to 15 minutes per game if he is able to return during New York's playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.
  • Pacers say bracing for big man no big deal

    Amar’e Stoudemire is expected back for the Knicks when the Eastern Conference semifinals shift to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Game 3 on Saturday night.

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