Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 1 Day
Amare Stoudemire started the second half against the Celtics during a blowout 114-73 loss, finishing with 17 points, two boards and one block in 21 minutes.
He scored 11 points in the first half and was the best player for the Knicks to start the game. Stoudemire is still likely going to sit out in back-to-back sets and will have minutes restrictions for most of the season. He can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 3 Days
Amare Stoudemire will not play against the Magic on Friday night.
He played well in 19 minutes against the Nets on Thursday with 11 points, four boards and one block. Stoudemire has yet to play in both games in a back-to-back set, so this shouldn't be a surprise to see him sit. Kenyon Martin and Andrea Bargnani will get most of the minutes at center.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 4 Days
Amare Stoudemire will reportedly try to suit up for his first back-to-back set of the season on Friday vs. the Magic.
The Knicks frontcourt is painfully thin, and they could really use anything they can get from Stoudemire. That being said, Amare is a shell of his former self, and despite now potentially being able to play in back-to-back sets, you can probably find better options on the wire.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 10 Days
Mike Woodson reportedly showed the Knicks a tape of Iman Shumpert and Amare Stoudemire commenting on the team's lack of ball movement, before saying, "If you got a problem with anyone, say it to their face, not the media."
The Knicks currently boast an unimpressive record of 3-11 and the fact that they've had as many team meetings as they have wins speaks to the direction this team is headed in. The Knicks are imploding, and until defensive anchor Tyson Chandler (leg), they could be in for a very rough ride.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 16 Days
Amare Stoudemire made all five of his attempts from the field in 22 minutes on Saturday, scoring 12 points with four boards, one assist and one steal against the Wizards.
He was expected to play about 20 minutes and that's where coach Mike Woodson kept him tonight. The 22 minute and 12 points were both season highs. Stoudemire still has a long way to go to being a consistent contributor for the Knicks, but they'll definitely take around 20 minutes on efficient shooting any day. That said, he's not worth owning in almost any fantasy league.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 18 Days
Hakeem Olajuwon thinks the Knicks should increase the minutes restriction they've been keeping on Amare Stoudemire (knee).
"In five, ten minutes, it's tough," Olajuwon said. "You're worried about making a mistake, trying to do too much. It has to be tough for him. If he's feeling good, why not let him play?" Stoudemire expressed similar sentiments a week prior to Olajuwon's comments, but Mike Woodson is ultimately the one who will make the final call on Stoudemire's minutes. Until he is playing upwards of 25 minutes per game (which seems unlikely at this point), Stoudemire doesn't belong on any fantasy rosters.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 19 Days
Amare Stoudemire will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday.
He had season highs with six points, five rebounds, seven shots and 15 minutes on Tuesday, so he definitely deserves some rest after that outing. Stoudemire isn't worth owning in any fantasy league.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 22 Days
The Celtics would reportedly be willing to accept Amare Stoudemire's contract in a trade with New York, but only if they sent out Gerald Wallace and Courtney Lee.
Wallace and Lee are both owed guaranteed money through 2016, which would make this a very short-sighted deal for the Knicks, though that has never stopped them before. The Amare rumors are an offshoot of the Knicks' reported desire to land Rajon Rondo, which seems to have been dead on arrival.
Amare Stoudemire PF/C NY 23 Days
Amare Stoudemire is hopeful that he is soon allowed to play more than 10 minutes per game, a restriction he says makes it "really tough to get in a rhythm."
Mike Woodson acknowledged Stoudemire's concerns. "I know it's tough on him in terms of playing just 10 minutes because he's just, hell, he's barely breaking a sweat," Woodson said. "So I think we've got to get him more reps on the [practice] floor, just see how he feels." Even if Stoudemire is cleared for a few extra minutes per game, he's unlikely to hold reliable value in average fantasy leagues.