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Amare Stoudemire sprains ankle, questionable for Saturday

Dec 30, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

Amare Stoudemire AP

Just to add to the misery of the Knicks last couple of days…

Amar’e Stoudemire rolled his ankle during the fourth quarter of the Knicks loss to the Lakers on Thursday and is questionable for the team’s game Saturday in Sacramento, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post.

“I have it wrapped up, I’ll get an assessment (Friday) on it and see how it feels,’’ Stoudemire said.

The Knicks already are without Jarred Jeffries and Iman Shumpert due to injuries, hurting the team’s depth.

The Knicks have had a rough go on a Western swing, scoring just 78 against Golden State and 82 against the Lakers the next night, both games Knicks losses. They aren’t winning with defense either, as the Lakers shot better than 70 percent into the third quarter.

The Knicks need a win (it’s not “must win” on Saturday as Carmelo Anthony said, but they sure could use one). Doing that without Stoudemire will be much more difficult.

  1. makjak2 - Dec 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    After the first maybe 24 minutes of the season, I have seen absolutely nothing from this team that instills confidence in me as a Knicks fan. Chalk it up to a short training camp or whatever, but this team just has not played anything resembling basketball since the first half of the Celtics game. They have the talent now and it’s up to the coaches (looking at you D’Antoni) to prepare them and make them execute.

    • dysraw1 - Dec 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM

      coulldnt say it better preparation & adjustments help win basketball games.

      • alekezam - Dec 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM

        The Knicks need a new coach period. I’m not saying having a great coach will make them powerhouses with the talent they have but they’d be a helluva lot better than they are.

        They need a go-to guy on that team also. Tyson Amare and Melo are all good to great but none of them are put a team on their back kind of players.

  2. dysraw1 - Dec 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Melo is 1 of the best go to men in the league, however he an Amare are both trying to do much

    • theghostofwillisreed - Dec 31, 2011 at 12:20 AM

      alekezam is out of his mind. melo is one of the best closers in the game. the knicks simply don’t have a point guard. end of.

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