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Stoudemire (rest) won't play in Friday's preseason game.

Coach Derek Fisher intimated Friday that Jason Smith and Samuel Dalembert would likely be his starting frontcourt on opening night, so it seems the Knicks will continue to limit Stoudemire's minutes into the regular season.

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Stoudemire (rest) did not practice Thursday.

Stoudemire had a maintenance day after playing 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday night. He scored 13 points (5-8 FG) to go with eight rebounds and five turnovers.

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Stoudemire (rest) did not practice Tuesday, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

After starting at center and playing 24 minutes against the Bucks on Monday, Stoudemire received a scheduled day off. While the veteran won't be on a minutes restriction this season, he may continue to receive rest days as the regular season begins.

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Stoudemire enters this season without a minutes restriction and will only have scheduled "recovery days" to begin the upcoming campaign, ESPN New York reports.

Stoudemire has been put under a minutes restriction for most of the past two season due to his balky knees, which also prevented him from playing in back-to-back games for much of last season. However, with a new Knicks' coaching staff, Stoudemire will not be subject to such limitations to begin this season. Rather, coach Derek Fisher said he's planned scheduled recovery days for Stoudemire to begin the campaign. While it's encouraging to know that Stoudemire's involvement will be uninhabited when he's available to play, it should still be worthwhile to monitor his role in the Knicks' rotation, as well as how his health holds up under new circumstances.

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Stoudemire practiced in full Tuesday, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

Stoudemire was held out of parts of Monday's practices as the Knicks continue to monitor his preseason workload. He appears to be on track to play in Wednesday's exhibition opener, but it's likely he won't see significant minutes.

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

He's not injured, this is strictly part of the Knicks' plan to keep Stoudemire as healthy as possible this season.

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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.