Posted October 09, 2013

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony says it’s ‘sad’ to see Amar’e Stoudemire struggling to be healthy

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Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire hope to bring a championship to New York this season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire hope to win a championship this season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

As the New York Knicks prepare for the upcoming season, the health of their superstars will ultimately determine how far they will go in pursuit of an elusive championship.

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said it is difficult to watch teammate and fellow All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire struggle with knee injuries that have plagued him for most of his career.

Stoudemire played just 29 games last season because of two separate knee surgeries. He will sit out the first three games of the preseason but hopes to be ready for the team’s season opening game Oct. 30 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

“As a friend, it’s hard for me to sit back and act like it doesn’t bother me because I know how hard of a worker he is [and] I know the time that he puts in the gym to train and rehab,” Anthony said via ESPN.com. “To see him go forward and then take some steps back every time, it’s just sad.”

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“Because one day he’s here with us and another day he’s back rehabbing and training and trying to get right,” Anthony said. “I think for him, I’d rather see him get back all the way right.”


9 comments
tfaw
tfaw

what has he been paid during this time?  dude signed a 5 year contract in 2009 for $100 million.  so sure, the guy is not gonna get famous for putting an orange ball in a hoop, but that $100 million should do a lot for him...

cuthbert
cuthbert

Can you please edit the article to reflect that he is a former all-star? In absolutely no way is he an all-star anymore, and no one outside the Knicks lockerroom would consider him a superstar.

Pat11
Pat11

Its "sad"  to see a 6'8" forward not be able to shoot at least 50% for a season and 5% below 50% for his career.

PHIFAN20
PHIFAN20

He needs some 'German HGH', it'll fix that knee right up. Ask Kobe, it works.

opinionhated
opinionhated

Ask Kobe and Dirk 'bout that "German Knee Therapy."

CarfaxPlease
CarfaxPlease

@Pat11 Kobe has never shot 50% in his career and shoots 45% for his career, is that sad?

M20
M20

@CarfaxPlease @Pat11 Hey, you sound like you're new to the game, so I thought I'd let you know: shooting 50% for a season is pretty tough, and shooting 50% for a career is exceptional. In fact, there are less than 30 players in the history of the game who are below 6'9", made at least 3000 FG, and shot 50% for their careers. About half of them are all time greats, and the other half are sort of average scorers who just played for a long time and played almost exclusively close to the basket. So shooting under 50% really isn't a very strong criticism of a player. "Little ole Stockton" was actually one of the great players in the history of the game.

CarfaxPlease
CarfaxPlease

@Pat11  Stockton also played in a different offense and didn't shoot as much, I bet if you looked it up, most high volume scorers shoot less then 50 besides the elite of the very elite