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Stoudemire was limited in Tuesday's practice, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

While Stoudemire is not injured, the team is making a conscious effort to avoid overworking him in the early stages of camp. His knee troubles over the past few seasons have been well-publicized, but he played in 65 games last season - his most since 2010-11. The 31-year-old said he hopes to ply around 30 minutes this season, but the health of his knees will ultimately determine his role in the rotation, as well as his effectiveness.

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Stoudemire hopes to play around 30 minutes per game this season, ESPN New York reports.

Stoudemire enters training camp healthy for the first time in three years, an encouraging sign following a strong finish to last season. To that point, Stoudemire averaged 28.5 minutes over his last 20 games played, when he posted an understated 16.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Additionally, the former All Star started all 20 of those games, a span in which the Knicks went 14-6 down the stretch. As a result, Stoudemire could be a candidate to start this season, although new coach Derek Fisher will first need to decide how he wants to deploy Stoudemire and manage his minutes accordingly.

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Stoudemire is healthy and ready for training camp, but the Knicks may limit his minutes in the future, Newsday reports.

Stoudemire is well known for having problems with his knees, being held out of multiple games the past few seasons. Coach Derek Fisher acknowledged Friday that Stoudemire's knees will be an issue at some point in the season, so he plans on being proactive and possibly limiting Stoudemire's minutes in both training camp and practices during the season. Although he was held out of a few last year, he still played in 65 games, although he averaged near career lows of 11.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.6 blocks in 23 minutes per game. His fantasy output could be limited due to injuries and a decrease in minutes, but we'll have to wait and see how training camp goes to get a sense of how Stoudemire will be used this season.

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The Knicks have reportedly spoken to the Sixers about a trade for Amare Stoudemire.

Knicks president Phil Jackson is trying to shed salary and trading Stoudemire would go a long way towards accomplishing that goal. The Sixers have about $30 million in cap space and have told teams that they'd be willing to accept a bad contract (like Stoudemire's) if they can get extra assets in return. The extra asset from the Knicks would presumably be Iman Shumpert of Tim Hardaway Jr., so we'll have to wait and if the Knicks are willing to part with either of their most desirable young players.

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Knicks president Phil Jackson has talked to multiple teams in recent days about moving Amare Stoudemire in a trade, according to ESPN NY.

This is the second ESPN report of the Knicks looking to deal Stoudemire with Stephen A. Smith saying something similar on Monday. The Knicks are obviously trying to get Amare off their books so they can sign a second max guy with Carmelo Anthony. If the Knicks pull off a deal, they would have to trade a young player or draft pick.

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The 76ers are interested in trading for Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, according to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN.

If the Knicks can get Amare off their books, it would open up plenty of room to sign a free agent. Obviously, the Knicks will have to give up even more assets and it would be a bit shortsighted. STAT will be a free agent next season, so it would probably just behoove the Knicks to suck it up this season and try to make a splash in a solid 2015 free agent class.

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Amare Stoudemire will decline his early termination option, according to

The news was to be expected for much of the season and obviously wasn't a concern for the Knicks. He will finish out the last year of his five-year, $100 million deal with the Knicks next season and is hoping to return to All-Star form under Derek Fisher. Despite a solid 2013-14, he's still to risky to target in fantasy leagues.

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Amare Stoudemire is expecting a return to All-Star form under Derek Fisher next season.

"No doubt in my mind my goal is to get back to that level [of] just three short years ago,'' Stoudemire said. "For sure, my goal is to return to the All-Star Game and compete or a championship in the postseason.'' He also mentioned that the triangle offense is "the best situation for all of us" and called Phil Jackson a "liaison." STAT exceeded almost all expectations last year, but it would be a shock to see him in the All-Star Game. We're not too bullish on drafting him.

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Amare Stoudemire said he'd consider playing in Israel when his current contract ends after next season.

Stoudemire was originally asked if he would join a potential player strike if Donald Sterling isn't removed as an owner and then meandered over to playing in Israel, "I feel in a year my game will still let me play in the NBA, but it depends on how I personally feel. I might decide to play in Israel." Stoudemire contemplated playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the 2011 lockout due to his Jewish heritage and is a free agent after the 2014-15 season, so while this may not come to fruition, there are some puzzle pieces that could fit together here.

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Amare Stoudemire played 20 minutes in Wednesday's finale against the Raptors, scoring eight points with five boards and one assist.

It was a big positive to see him even suit up in both games of a back-to-back set and he finished this season quite well. Stoudemire only missed two games since Mar. 1 and they were as a precaution, so the Knicks managing his minutes earlier worked out nicely. He had very little fantasy value coming into the season, but this year will put him on the radar as a late-round pick next year.