New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson was asked Tuesday during the team's morning shootaround if Amar'e Stoudemire will return as starting power forward. He wouldn't really say.
“I’m going to address that when we get to that point,’’ Woodson said at New Orleans Arena via The New York Post. “Right now I’m just taking it a day at a time and work the guys we have in uniform.’’Stoudemire will not return to the court until mid-December after undergoing left-knee surgery. While he's been out Carmelo Anthony has moved from small forward to power forward, and the Knicks are off to a nice 7-1 start.
Woodson said he still wants Stoudemire and Anthony on the court together, but he isn't ready to move Anthony back to small forward.
“Is it an overall losing record with me as a head coach?,’’ Woodson said. “ I can’t think about what happened before I took over. As a coach, I feel good about both of them playing on the floor at the same time. That’s not going to change.’’It will be a hard decision for Woodson to break up the current starting lineup in December when Stoudemire is back if the Knicks are still on a hot streak.