HoopsHype Amare Stoudemire rumors

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They both opened the season with minutes restrictions aimed at keeping them healthy for the long haul with the Knicks, but Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin now will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks. The two veteran forwards both sustained ankle injuries during Thursday’s blowout loss in Indiana. Stoudemire suffered what an MRI revealed was a sprained left ankle and a bone bruise, while Martin’s MRI also showed a sprain and tendinitis in the ankle that has hampered him since late last season., “They're gonna be out at least two weeks, both players,” Mike Woodson said before the Knicks opened an eight-game home stand Friday against the Clippers. New York Daily News

January 16, 2014 Updates

The New York Knicks lost key frontcourt reserves Kenyon Martin and Amar'e Stoudemire to injuries during Thursday night's game against the Indiana Pacers. Martin sprained his troublesome left ankle early in the second quarter and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He appeared to collide with Pacers guard Lance Stephenson and checked out with 9:41 remaining in the period. A trainer attended to Martin as he walked back to the locker room. Stoudemire sprained his left ankle on a drive with 4:27 remaining in the third quarter. Stoudemire stayed down for about a minute as six teammates and coach Mike Woodson went over to the far corner of the court from the Knicks bench to check on him. ESPN.com

January 13, 2014 Updates

In particular, the duo has played well in tandem: They ran the pick-and-roll together a total of five times against Miami and Philadelphia, scoring on four of them. So why don't the Knicks run plays involving Anthony and Stoudemire more often? Anthony acknowledged the play usually has "success" written all over it when the Knicks choose to run it. "When Amar'e's in the pick and roll with me, we've got a lot of options," Anthony said. "People forget that Amar'e was once a hell of a roller going to the basket. And he still has that [ability]." Wall Street Journal

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

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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

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