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Amar’e Stoudemire could return to Knicks on Jan. 1

Dec 26, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT

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Could the New York Knicks ring in 2013 with Amar’e Stoudemire?

The New York Knicks host the Portland Trail Blazers on New Years Day (which is fine because nobody in New York cares about college football anyway). And Stoudemire told Al Iannazzone of Newsday that could be against the Trail Blazers (via Sulia):

Amar’e Stoudemire finally has a realistic target date for his season debut following knee surgery. He said Jan. 1, 2013 is “a possibility.” It’s the first time Stoudemire has used a specific date.

The Knicks have the challenge of fitting Stoudemire into a rotation where Carmelo Anthony has thrived at the four spot. Tyson Chandler is clearly a five, so the question is how you get spacing on the floor with the three of them while getting them all to play to their strengths.

But with the Knicks three-point shooting coming back to earth (31 percent in their last five games combined) another guy who can attack the paint and has to be accounted for that way could help. We will see. Maybe starting in a week.

  1. cantonbound13 - Dec 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Welcome back Stat! Will be interesting with him and Shumpert back with the already deep team. Got to feel good as a NY Knick fan.

  2. truwarier90 - Dec 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    stat is overrated, dude is a slimmer shawn kemp, all flash no substance, all sizzle no spice, ringless like kemp.

    • fventricle - Dec 26, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      you’re a twat

    • badintent - Dec 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

      hummmmmmmmm. and your power forward would be Carlos Boozer, he of NO rings too.??? NO ONE has ever compared Amare to Kemphead, 2 completely different games, one finesse , one raw power. I’ll leave it to you to figure out which matches each player.

  3. jckid21 - Dec 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    First Christmas, now New Years day…..What is up with his return coinciding with holidays. if he is not back by new years day the Knicks will have to wait until MLK day.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 - Dec 26, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    He almost looked shocked when Heather Cox threw that date out to him yesterday. DON’T BET ON IT.

  5. Chris Ross - Dec 26, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Quite a season so far for the Knicks. They have really done special despite the loss to the Lakers yesterday. I’m really excited to see if they can keep being the exciting team they have been and if they continue to shoot ridiculous percentages from beyond the arc. They will definitely be one of the better stories to follow as the season goes on and it’ll be really interesting to see how they do. Also, you think you could check out my blog because I’d love to hear what you have to say

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