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Amar’e Stoudemire hopes to be back in time for the playoffs

Mar 29, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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It’s been almost three weeks since it was discovered that Amar’e Stoudemire would require knee surgery which would keep him out of the Knicks lineup for the rest of the regular season, at the very least.

Stoudemire, speaking on a conference call to promote an upcoming documentary, said that the rehabilitation process is going well, and that he hopes to be back in time to join his team for the playoffs.

From Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York:

“There’s no timetable set on my return,” he said during a conference call for an upcoming self-documentary. “Hopefully, I can return soon enough for the postseason. I’m gearing toward that, but I want to make sure I’m ready and 100 percent. … It’s only been two weeks since the procedure, so we’re still taking precautionary measures and just making sure everything heals up perfectly before we get too far ahead of ourselves.”

“It actually happened I think at the perfect time because it gives me a chance to have hope to return for the postseason,” he said. “If I feel 100 percent by the postseason, then I should be ready for next season as well, but if not, then I’ll probably have to wait until next season.”

A postseason reappearance from Stoudemire wouldn’t be a surprise, and in fact, it would be somewhat expected. The initial six-week timetable for his return would have put him back on the court right near the start of the playoffs, but it’s good to hear from him directly that he’s on track to return as scheduled.


  1. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    In other news i had high hopes of winning that HUGE mega millions jackpot.

    But, apparently not everyones wishes come true!

  2. savvybynature - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Amare looks like the lead singer of Digital Underground from the “Do the Humpty” video in this pic:

  3. monkeyhateclean - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    Based on his press conferences, its evident that he has a vision impairment, and consequently should have his contract re-evaluated.

    Further, this should apply to ANY player under contract who ever wears eyeglasses of any sort, regardless of those who wear them with no lenses, simple as a “fashion statement”

    Any player under contract (particularly any with guaranteed contracts) will have their contract reviewed and subject to outright termination, based on the fact that their vision is obviously impaired, else they wouldn’t wear glasses.

    No vision test will be required by teams in order to cancel ANY guaranteed contract. And if any player decided to wear glasses as a fashion statement, he automatically concedes ever earning a professional contract for any job, ever. This will be legally binding and completely non-negotiable, and they will be forced to sign it.

  4. dysraw1 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    envisioning feeding STAT & Melo night after night is why CP3 demanded to be traded to the Knicks STAT has been big in lifting this francise back to prominence and i for 1 won’t forget that

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