Amare Stoudemire Eyeing Game 3 Against Pacers

By CDR
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New York Knicks’ star power forward/center Amar’e Stoudemire had been battling knee and back injuries for the last couple of years.

After accepting a bench role this season in where Stoudemire was given the responsibility to lead the Knicks’ second team, “STAT” as many fans like to call him was taking advantage of his minutes. Amar’e Stoudemire, prior to his knee injury in March that sidelined the 10-year NBA veteran for six weeks played very well in 29 games off the bench. Amar’e Stoudemire averaged 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds during that time.

After the knee surgery this past March, many fans questioned if Stoudemire will return the same player this year. We haven’t heard much of “STAT” lately until now.

According to Jonah Ballow’s Twitter account, the Knicks’ website content creator had mentioned that Amar’e Stoudemire is already participating in half court scrimmages.

Amar’e Stoudemire looks to return in Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals. According to Knicks’ coach Mike Woodson, Stoudemire would immediately become a valuable asset and will be one of the most used players for the stretch run.

When Stoudemire returns, it’s going to very interesting to see how coach Mike Woodson uses his big men. Nonetheless, it’s a good problem to have. The key to success is the bench in the playoffs… the deeper, the better.

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4 Responses to Amare Stoudemire Eyeing Game 3 Against Pacers

  1. alan says:

    Comeback? Did anyone within the Knicks’ organization care that Stoudemire was not suited up for the team ? It’s not as if his contributions would be welcomed, as they seem to have been doing OK without him.

    • CDR says:

      Yes, you’re right Alan. The Knicks did have their winning streak without him, but in the playoffs, things change. It’s always good to have a deep bench and with Stoudemire’s return, he could fill the bench role perfectly.

  2. Do you have any idea what the Knicks’ record is with and without Amare in their lineup?

    I’m not suggesting they’re worse with him. I was just wondering.

    • CDR says:

      Hey Chris, the Knicks were 16-13 with Amare and 28-13 without him. While those numbers stand strong, the regular season is always different from the playoffs and when Amare Stoudemire is near healthy, he could always help a team. The only problem is Amare Stoudemire never is.

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