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Woodson thinks Amare Stoudemire will play Sunday

May 4, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

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Not sure this really helps much, but it’s not like things are going to get worse.

Amare Stoudemire took part in drills with the Knicks Friday morning and coach Mike Woodson expects him to play in Game 4 Sunday, tweets Howard Beck at the New York Times. Woodson was able to catch passes, dunk and use the hand he tore up by smashing it into the glass casing of a fire extinguisher in Miami. The fire extinguisher won.

The Knicks are down 0-3 to the Miami Heat in the first round and the Heat’s suffocating defense is the reason. In theory having another weapon the caliber of Stoudemire on the floor will help attack a defense, but it hasn’t worked that way. This season the Knicks were six points per 100 possessions worse when ‘Melo and Amare were paired than when it was just ‘Melo. Mike Woodson’s offense flows through ‘Melo — in game 6 he had 26 shots and Stoudemire nine. Which was why he was frustrated and hit a fire extinguisher.

But at this point, it can’t hurt, can it?

  1. illcomm - May 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Another mistake Kurt. I didn’t know woodson being shoes to catch the ball n shoot matters. oh yeah. I didn’t know that he had his hand cut too.

    Review your blog post before you publish them.

    • deuces8 - May 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM

      cmon man obviously you knew he was talking about stoudemire just like everyone else who reads this. give the guy a break.

    • Sam James - May 4, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      Kurt, you were never this sloppy at FB&G. What happened?

  2. kingbeason52 - May 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Whats the point of him playing? They are done, dont risk further injury..Also “illcomm” …Kurt makes mistakes like that all the time in his articles..I call him out on it and get ripped by other people..he is a professional and gets paid for a living to do this..in college, they pound it into your brain to proofread..

  3. cnyphinfan - May 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Hey Kurt – I hope Melo shoots 26 times in Game 6!! That would mean that they actually win the next two games!! Are you trying to predict the future?

    Look the Knicks are done – what point does STAT or Lin playing at this point make? The Knicks need to quietly go away, lick their wounds, listen to everything negative that is being said about how this will never work, come to training camp in fantastic shape and go to work!

    Hopefully we can avoid the injuries, coaching changes, and overall lack of time playing together and give this one good season to see if it works or not!

  4. koloofai - May 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Oh Kurt you never fail to provide us with such sloppy work.. Can’t believe they actually pay you to do this.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 - May 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Won’t matter, we’re done.

  6. lakerluver - May 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    And, what’s the point? The Knickles are still getting swept.

  7. clevelandschronic2 - May 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Knicks blow. Sry Ny ya cant buy a championship. Just ask the heat. Melo is beyond overrated and paid. Arent ya glad ya gave up a team to get this Stuperstar .. All your fans are to blame for how shitty this fake ass team is. Melo wanted ny you all wanted melo well ya got him. And your paying the steep price for it. Hell even dantonni didnt want him. N hes not the brightest guy seeing as he only coaches half of what needs to be coached offense only no defense. Now he looks like a genius and hes probably happier than a kid in a candy store to be gone. Enjoy being the 7th seed and swept in the playoffs every year cuz thats as good as its gonna get as long as you have melo and the dumb*** stat who decided it was a great idea to punch a fire extinguisher after you get embarrassed n cut my hand requiring surgery. Phil jackson Cant work a miracle with this extremely horrible team n get u outta the first rd. cant wait to watch NY overpay a coach just to get humiliated all over again next year. This joke you call the knicks may never end no playoff wins since like 99 n its only getting worse. Keep the jokes coming NY

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