Amar’e to Make New Year’s Day Debut?
Could Amar’e Stoudemire make his season debut with the Knicks on January 1?
In an interview with ESPN’s Heather Cox on Tuesday, Stoudemire acknowledged that the Blazers game on Jan. 1 could be a target for his return, if his rehabilitation continues without impediment.
The Knicks had hoped Stoudemire would return sometime during their three-game road trip from Dec. 25-28.
But that appears unlikely.
Mike Woodson would prefer Stoudemire to have some practice time with his teammates. Last week, Stoudemire practiced with the Knicks’ D League team, the Erie BayHawks, because the Knicks did not hold practice due to a condensed schedule.