Stoudemire: ‘I’ll be back before…playoffs’
Amare Stoudemire reiterated that he will return before the end of the regular season in a video he released on Thursday night.
“Absolutely, I’ll be back before the playoffs,” Stoudemire posted on his YouTube channel, STAT TV.
According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, Stoudemire will return Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Knicks have officially listed him as day to day. The team clinched a playoff berth on Thursday night after the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Indiana Pacers.
Stoudemire has been out since May 24 with a bulging disk in his back. Interim coach Mike Woodson said Stoudemire ‘possibly’ can return to the lineup on Friday against the Cavaliers.
The Knicks had hoped to see Stoudemire test his injury on Thursday in a scrimmage at the team’s practice facility.