Stoudemire Could Return on New Year’s Day

Amar’e Stoudemire could return on New Year’s Day.

The Knicks’ forward told Newsday that date was “a possibility.”

“Obviously, coming back from an injury, you have to slowly build your way up to get back to where you once were,” he said yesterday, according to reports, “so there’s no pressure right now of starting. I think it’s more so about continuing to win—keep that momentum going and keep guys positive and feeling energetic about the game.”

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said prior to the current three-game West Coast swing that he didn’t think Stoudemire would be available for the trip. The Knicks first game after the trip is the Jan. 1 game against Portland at the Garden.

When he does return, Stoudemire has said he’s willing to come off the bench. Carmelo Anthony said he spoke with Stoudemire about that matter, begging the question of whether it was Stoudemire’s idea or Melo’s.

The Knicks are 20-8 entering tonight’s game at Phoenix.

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17 comments
marcus81
marcus81

if it weren't for the Giants, Jets fans would living in football hell with the Pats and their 5 SB wins, Giants are not a division or conference rival to hate them

goat7
goat7

Calvin Pryor. DROY. Nuff said.

harvlis
harvlis

Explaining who your rivals are sounds quite normal and would be expected.  Not mentioning the Dolphins is a mystery to me. 

cpoled
cpoled

The Media, hungry for a story, wil take anything out of context to forward that agenda. If you listen, he just lets you know what he heard. In otherwords, the culture around here is 1) We hate Tom Brady 2) We hate the Patriots 3) We hate the Giants. 

Jet players should hate the Giants and Pats. 7 Superbowl's between the two since the Jets last won in 69.

williamg1
williamg1

I like the way he talks. Sure hope he backs it up. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@marcus81 Are you serious? Do you live in NY? I'd rather the Pats have the 5 super bowls. Out of sight out of mind. My friends who are giants fans have been merciless since they've won those super bowls. You must be living in a bubble!!!...and to think the Giants aren't our rivals is complete naivety...

SackDance99
SackDance99

Why not hate the Steelers, and Ravens; they have 8 since '69?

marcus81
marcus81

@williamg1  that's the thing, it's best to keep quiet and let your play do the talking

marcus81
marcus81

@Tequila Joe  winning a SB post spygate would acquit the Pats, and since BB spurned the Jets to go the Pats it would be a lot worse to have a former coach that hates the Jets be considered the greatest coach ever, trust me taunting Giants fans are nothing compared to arrogant Pats fans, Pats fans flaunt their cheating and at least the Giants won their SB's legitimately

buckets
buckets

That should be obvious.