Found October 30, 2012 on
The Sports Rocker:
Yesterday, the New York Knicks announced that Amar'e Stoudemire will miss the first 6 weeks, at least, of the upcoming NBA season after re-examining his left knee. Stoudemire missed significant time last year in a shortened season, and had micro-fracture surgery on the same knee in 2005.
So, it begs the questions, how much of an impact can Stoudemire make to the Knicks? Last season, Stoudemire missed 15 games due to injury, from knee and back problems. This season doesn't look any more promising. The Knicks are already the oldest team in the NBA, so you can imagine future headlines being more about injuries than victories.
"I'm going to miss 6 more weeks?!?!"
With one of their star players missing significant time due to injury, could Stoudemire possibly find himself on the trading block?
Yes and no.
Stoudemire's contract doesn't expire until after the 2014-15 season, and he's being paid about $20 million per. I seriously doubt anyone would take on that contract considering his ongoing health issues. And they can't "amnesty" him since they did that to Chauncey Billup's contract last year. If you're thinking that was the Knicks being the Knicks, so was I. The Knicks are stuck with him.
Unless. Yes, there's always an unless in sports. Someone might be willing to take Stoudemire in a trade if the Knicks eat a significant portion of the contract. And by significant, I would say at least half. As best I can tell, the Knicks can't trade him to another team and let that team use their one-time amnesty on him, because the amnesty must be used on a player already on the roster as of the 2011 season. So that's out the window.
If Stoudemire continues to miss games due to health issues, we'll look back on the contract one day as one of the biggest blunders by the Knicks. Of course, it's the Knicks, so it'll just be added to the list.
BEST OF MAXIM
WRATH OF SANDY
Could be a lot worse...
As the east coast continues to recover from the beating it took at the hands of Hurricane Sandy, photos like this one that Amar’e Stoudemire shared give us an idea of how devastating the damage has been for some people. The New Jersey shore line was completely wiped out in some places and many families have lost their cars, possessions and in some cases their entire homes. Millions...
The New York Knicks have confirmed that forward Amar'e Stoudemire will under arthroscopic knee surgery which will sideline him for six to eight weeks.Forward @amareisreal is scheduled to have a left knee debridement and is expected to be out approximately 6-8 weeks. #Knicks— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) October 30, 2012 There have been rumors of the injury and pending procedure...
Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire will have left knee surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
The announcement Tuesday means Stoudemire could miss more than twice as long as the Knicks originally estimated when he was hurt during the preseason.
The team says he will have a debridement, which is the removal of tissue.
Stoudemire played in one preseason game but was bothered...
For those of you who want to see Hurricane Sandy through the eyes of an NBA player, you need to check out this picture that Amare Stoudemire posted to his Instagram page.It appears to be from his garage/roadway of some sort and it appears that his Range Rover didn't make it:(Courtesy of The Kevin Burke Project)
Amare Stoudemire's ailing knee has finally put him on the shelf. The All-Star forward will miss the first six week of the season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee. The injury, which occurred on October 19th, turned out to be more serious than anyone initially thought.According to Chris Broussard of ESPN New York, Stoudemire ruptured a popliteal cyst in...
There are rumors flying here in NYC that Amare Stoudemire will be out for even longer than once expected. I cannot confirm these rumors and I have in fact debunked a few of them, but some of the sources have been reputable. Let us for a second assume these rumors are true and Stat is out until early December at the earliest.
Where do the Knicks go from here with Amare and his...
Last season was a nightmare for the New York Knicks. First, the Knicks underachieved finishing with the 7th seed in the East. That wasn't the worst part. The Knicks were plagued by the injury bug. In the shorten season Carmelo Anthony missed 11 games and Amar'e Stoudemire missed 19 games. Even Jeremy Lin missed the majority of the second half the season. What was the result...
The New York Knicks will be without power forward Amar'e Stoudemire for at least 6-8 weeks after he re-injured his surgically repaired left knee, according to ESPN.
The news comes as a blow to the Knicks, who initially expected Stoudemire to return within two to three weeks after he ruptured a popliteal cyst behind the knee during the Knicks' exhibition game against Toronto...