Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat Feb 28 01:54:12 EST 2015
TOP NEWS
STOUDEMIRE CONTEMPLATES AN EARLY RETURN
Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:26 AM EST

N.Y Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire claims he is open to playing any role that can help the team win, including coming off the bench.

“You guys know me, ever since I have been here I’ve been all about winning and been a total team player,” Stoudemire expounded after practicing for the 1st time since he went through arthroscopic surgery on his left knee November 1. “Whatever it takes to win, that’s the goal.”

Knicks coach Mike Woodson did not disclose his plans for Stoudemire. He claimed he needed to wait till Stoudemire was closer to returning to the court.

Both Woodson and Stoudemire didn’t offer any specifics on a potential return date for Stoudemire, who reported soreness in his left knee after practice but asserted it was nothing special.

Woodson did not rule out the chance that Stoudemire could return, but added he wouldn’t rush Stoudemire back and play him at less than 100%. But Stoudemire also did not guarantee that he’d return in time for the Knicks’ Christmas day game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I do not have a date in my mind when I’m going to return,” Stoudemire said. “I just want to keep improving.”

Stoudemire’s role has become a topic of debate among NBA observers and fans because it is confusing where he fits best for the Knicks, who are off to an 18-6 start and sit atop the Eastern Conference

Some say Stoudemire would be effective off the bench because he and Carmelo Anthony have had a hard time establishing chemistry on offense at different points in Anthony’s reign with the Knicks. N.Y has a losing record (30-33 in the regular season) when both Stoudemire and Anthony are in the starting lineup.

Woodson has stated that he expects the Anthony-Stoudemire dynamic to work, pointing to the Knicks’ 8-2 record with Stoudemire and Anthony in the starting lineup since he took over last March.

If Stoudemire came off the bench, though, it would free him up to be the main screener on the Knicks’ pick and roll, a role in which he’s thrived during the past. If Stoudemire were in the starting lineup, he wouldn’t fill that role because it’s one that starting center Tyson Chandler fills, and fills well. NFL betting lines

“It isn’t important. Whatever it takes to win, I’m absolutely open to it,” Stoudemire declared when questioned about how he’ll best help the Knicks. “I’ve been here for 3 years now; you fellows should to know how much of a good player I am. I’ve played with a team in Phoenix that … was a team-oriented game and the same applies here in New York.”

Stoudemire, who has started each game he has played in a Knicks uniform, added: “I don’t think nothing’s going to change much (in terms of his role). Coach Woodson and the staff know my game and know what I have been working on this summer. They’ve been watching my progress since they’ve been on the training staff. It’s up to those fellows to figure out the best fit.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASKETBALL 2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
1/13/2015 - 2/8/2015
HOCKEY 2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
1/13/2015 - 2/8/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Valparaiso
2
Golden State Warriors
3
Oklahoma City Thunder
4
Portland Trailblazers
5
Cleveland Cavaliers
02/27/2015
2015 World CupNEW ZEALAND at AUSTRALIA5:00 PM PST
ATP - Acapulco, MexicoHARRISON, RYAN vs. FERRER, DAVID8:00 PM PST
2015 World CupUNITED ARAB EMIRATES at INDIA10:30 PM PST
02/28/2015
College BasketballGeorgetown vs St. Johns09:00 AM PST
College BasketballMichigan vs Maryland09:00 AM PST
College BasketballLouisville vs Florida State09:00 AM PST
College BasketballNorth Carolina vs Miami Florida11:00 AM PST
College BasketballVillanova vs Xavier11:00 AM PST
College BasketballNorthern Iowa vs Wichita State11:00 AM PST
College BasketballDayton vs Va Commonwealth11:00 AM PST
NHLBUFFALO at FLORIDA12:00 PM PST
NHLDETROIT at NASHVILLE12:00 PM PST
College BasketballArkansas vs Kentucky1:00 PM PST
College BasketballIowa State vs Kansas State1:00 PM PST
College BasketballTexas vs Kansas2:00 PM PST
2015 World CupSRI LANKA at ENGLAND2:00 PM PST
NHLCAROLINA at NY ISLANDERS2:00 PM PST
NHLNJ DEVILS at COLUMBUS2:00 PM PST
NHLARIZONA at BOSTON2:30 PM PST
College BasketballTennessee vs Florida3:00 PM PST
College BasketballSyracuse vs Duke4:00 PM PST
UFCA Torres vs M Fullen4:00 PM PST
NHLTORONTO at MONTREAL4:00 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Wizards4:05 PM PST
UFCV Lazaro vs J Krause4:25 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Heat4:35 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Knicks4:35 PM PST
College BasketballBoise State vs San Diego State5:00 PM PST
NHLNY RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA5:00 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Timberwolves5:05 PM PST
UFCR Potts vs D Lewis5:05 PM PST
UFCD Lima vs T Means5:25 PM PST
NBANets vs Mavericks5:35 PM PST
UFCR Salazar vs N YAMAMOTO5:50 PM PST
College BasketballArizona vs Utah6:00 PM PST
NBABucks vs Jazz6:05 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Suns6:05 PM PST
UFCR Carneiro vs M Munoz6:20 PM PST
College BasketballBYU vs Gonzaga7:00 PM PST
NHLMINNESOTA at COLORADO7:00 PM PST
NHLST. LOUIS at EDMONTON7:00 PM PST
NHLOTTAWA at SJ SHARKS7:00 PM PST
UFCG Tibau vs T Ferguson7:05 PM PST
UFCR Walsh vs A Jouban7:25 PM PST
2015 World CupZIMBABWE at PAKISTAN7:30 PM PST
UFCJ Koscheck vs J Ellenberger7:50 PM PST
UFCR Pennington vs H Holm8:15 PM PST
UFCC ZINGANO vs R Rousey8:40 PM PST
03/01/2015
NHLLA KINGS at WINNIPEG1:00 PM PST
NHLTAMPA BAY at FLORIDA2:00 PM PST
NHLCOLUMBUS at PITTSBURGH2:00 PM PST
NHLTORONTO at WASHINGTON4:00 PM PST
NHLANAHEIM at DALLAS5:00 PM PST
NHLST. LOUIS at VANCOUVER6:30 PM PST
03/02/2015
NHLNASHVILLE at NY RANGERS4:00 PM PST
NHLCAROLINA at CHICAGO5:30 PM PST
NHLMONTREAL at SJ SHARKS7:00 PM PST
03/03/2015
NHLPREDATORS at DEVILS4:00 PM PST
NHLFLAMES at FLYERS4:00 PM PST
NHLCAPITALS at BLUE JACKETS4:00 PM PST
NHLSABRES at LIGHTNING4:30 PM PST
NHLMAPLE LEAFS at PANTHERS4:30 PM PST
NHLSENATORS at WILD5:00 PM PST
NHLISLANDERS at STARS5:30 PM PST
NHLDUCKS at COYOTES6:00 PM PST
NHLKINGS at OILERS6:30 PM PST
NHLSHARKS at CANUCKS7:00 PM PST
03/04/2015
NHLOTTAWA at WINNIPEG4:30 PM PST
NHLNY RANGERS at DETROIT5:00 PM PST
NHLPITTSBURGH at COLORADO7:00 PM PST
NHLMONTREAL at ANAHEIM7:00 PM PST

x