HoopsHype Amare Stoudemire rumors

January 13, 2014 Updates
January 4, 2014 Updates

When asked Friday about the procedure, Stoudemire seemed uncomfortable addressing it and was vague in his response. He did say it wasn’t part of the procedure he went through last summer, noting, “I got scoped this summer,” referring to an arthroscopic cleanout of the left knee. The Daily News reported that Stoudemire had knee surgery last summer. Stoudemire suggested that he didn’t recommend the procedure to anyone. “I don’t know if it worked or not,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s good. It’s up to each person.” New York Daily News

January 1, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace said one of the reasons he has decided on a blood-spinning therapy known as platelet-rich-plasma Jan. 6 is because it was recommended by a handful of players, including Amar’e Stoudemire. Stoudemire never has publicly revealed he had PRP on his knees, but World Peace said it’s true. World Peace also said Kenyon Martin has had a similar procedure. World Peace won’t play on the Texas triangle trip and said he will sit out two weeks after the procedure. meaning he should be back around Jan. 20. New York Post

December 27, 2013 Updates

"Having that confidence in us is great,'' Amar'e Stoudemire said. "Knowing that we can somewhat get out of this rut I think is very, very important for us. We take that as motivation and work on the things we need to work on to get better as individuals and as a team. So hopefully that helps us.'' Newsday

December 21, 2013 Updates

After clearing the air with Mike Woodson over his availability, Amar’e Stoudemire declared that he’s “without a doubt” playing Saturday against Memphis at the Garden. “I’m ready to go. I have a few days of rest and I feel great,” Stoudemire said after practice Friday in Greenburgh. Woodson had revealed on Tuesday that Stoudemire would “be out a while” because of swelling in one of his surgically repaired knees. Stoudemire skipped the trip to Milwaukee, but he angrily refuted Woodson’s prognosis on Twitter, insisting in all caps that he was “NOT INJURED.” New York Daily News

“We talked afterwards. I think he thought it was something more, I’m not sure. But again, we cleared it up and everything is great,” Stoudemire said, adding he never considered this a long-term setback. “No, no. That’s not the case at all. There was no injury, nothing like that, just a matter of resting. It just happened to be two back-to-backs, four games in five nights. It’s a little bit much going from limited minutes to no back-to-backs to two back-to-backs. So it’s just a little bit I want to be cautious still. We’re still very early in the year. So that’s why I took a day of rest.” New York Daily News

December 20, 2013 Updates
December 18, 2013 Updates

According to a source, Stoudemire was angry Woodson’s remark led to some speculation he might require yet another surgery. Woodson said the media got a little carried away with his remark but took some responsibility, too. “A blip on my part, he’s not injured,’’ Woodson said at the morning shootaround. “You guys kind of ran with that he’s going to be out. There’s a chance he could possibly play when we get home [Saturday], based on a conversation I had when we had treatment. He has logged some games in and not a whole lot of days to rest.” New York Post

December 17, 2013 Updates
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"Amar'e stepped up big," said Anthony, who led the Knicks with 30 points and 10 rebounds. "The last couple of nights Amar'e's been stepping up big time, giving us another option we can go to offensively. Defensively he's been stepping up taking the challenge out there. And we've been having his back defensively. We just want him to continue getting better. We got to help him get better. We got to build together." Newsday

November 29, 2013 Updates

Several Spurs players were amused by a feature story in the “Personal Journal” section of Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal that was headlined “Grooming Tips from Giant Men.” The article focused on skin care products and other toiletries favored by NBA players, including former Spurs guard George Hill, who said he is a fan of Shea Souffle moisturizer. Other revelations in the piece included Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s use of Secret deodorant before games and Amar’e Stoudemire’s preference for Bath and Body Works Stress Relief eucalyptus spearmint body lotion. San Antonio Express-News

November 27, 2013 Updates

After Monday's game, Stoudemire explicitly told reporters that the Knicks weren't moving the ball well enough to earn a win—a common refrain whenever the team slumps. "When the ball don't move, it makes it tough for the rest of the guys to have fun out there. And right now, we're not having fun," he said. "Teams that move the ball win. Teams that don't lose. It's pretty simple." Wall Street Journal

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