Posted December 17, 2013

Amar’e Stoudemire says he is not injured, but will sit out upcoming back-to-backs

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Amar'e Stoudemire has played in just 95 games over the past three seasons. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Amar’e Stoudemire has played in just 95 games over the past three seasons. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Tuesday that power forward Amar’e Stoudemire is “out a while” due to swollen knees, but Stoudemire took to Twitter to assure fans he is not injured.

Woodson explained that Stoudemire’s knee has swelled up and he will be sidelined indefinitely. Stoudemire claims that he is just sitting due to the team playing several back-to-back games in a row.

The good news for New York is that the team might see the return of center Tyson Chandler, who has been out since the second week of the season with a small non-displaced fracture of his right fibula. Despite Chandler possibly bringing some stability back to the Knicks’ frontcourt this week, the team will be without forward Kenyon Martin, guards Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni, and now Stoudemire on Wednesday.

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The 31-year-old Stoudemire had double-digit scoring in five of his eight games in December as he looked to regain form after multiple knee surgeries sidelined him for months at a time over the past several years. The six-time All-Star and 2003 Rookie of the Year signed a five-year, $99 million contract with the Knicks in 2010 but has played in just 95 games over the past three seasons.

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3 comments
JohnnyNacho
JohnnyNacho

These are the type of contracts that continue to kill the NBA.  The dead money these players continue to receive for the services that are not rendered.  The NFL has a ruthless yet working system.  The only thing that matters is guaranteed money and a player can be bought out for a much smaller amount.  The sooner the NBA realizes this the better.  I understand the players will strike but there's hundreds of players in the D-League and overseas that would love their shot at playing for an NBA franchise....If only for a small time.

Mark112
Mark112

Amare's career began to go downhill the minute he added the apostrophe to his name in a rank attempt to appear cool. For one thing, he probably meant to add a grave accent, instead of an apostrophe, to the second syllable of his first name as a means to accentuate it and to make impressionable people think he's part Italian (to help market his lame and nonexistent fashion sense). As it has turned out, the best move the Suns made in the last decade is to not resign this ballhogging one-dimensional stiff. Early success spoiled Amare, but when one comes from absolutely nothing, this is common plight.

Revolution
Revolution

Why stop there lets go back to Slavery that worked for 400 years.

Don't the league and owner make enough money already?