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As I pointed out in today’s Starting Lineup post, Amare Stoudemire’s return to the floor could’ve gone better.  That said, it could’ve gone worse, too.  While it would’ve been completely unreasonable to expect a player to sit out 30 consecutive games and come back to dominate, it wouldn’t have been unreasonable to presume STAT would need more than a game or two to regain his sea legs.  As prolific an athlete as Amare is, I can’t honestly say I expected him to take POTD honors on his first night back. Like riding a bike… with training wheels.  Victor Claver didn’t stand a chance.  Welcome back, Amare! Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale: 7.5/10 2012/13 Daily Poster Stats Throwback Poster of the Day: Awesome dunk from Clyde Drexler’s collegiate career…

Stoudemire receives standing ovation

Video: Standing O from the MSG faithful

Knicks' Amare Stoudemire to Make Season Debut Tonight

After missing the entire season so far, Amare Stoudemire is expected to make his season debut tonight for the New York Knicks.  Stoudemire has been out because of knee surgery he underwent in the preseason.  The Knicks are beat up, so getting Stoudemire back could be a nice lift for them.Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports says sources have told him Stoudemire will make his debut...

Amare Stoudemire’s Return to Knicks Means Decision Looming About Forwad’s Long-Term Future in New York (Photos)

Amare Stoudemire is back, but the Knicks probably aren’t too thrilled about that fact. Despite getting one of the league’s top offensive players back from injury, New York was doing just fine without Stoudemire. Led by Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith in the forward’s absence, the Knicks got off to a hot start and had Madison Square Garden buzzing on a nightly...

Why Amar'e Stoudemire Coming Off Bench Opens Up Opportunities For Teammates

With the Knicks having lost three out of their last four contests, Coach Mike Woodson may be looking to shake things up a bit. After starting the second half of the Knicks' matchup with the Blazers out strong alongside Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby started at power forward against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday.Such an insertion would not have been as easily possibly, should Amar...

STAT to Make His Debut

New York Knicks have announced that Amare Stoudemire will give it a go tonight vs the Portland Trailblazers. Stat’s addition to the roster comes at a perfect time. Sheed has been ailing and Tyson needs to cut back his minutes. In addition to that, and extra scoring punch will help the team get over the hump offensively. The real question is how is the health of Stat and will his...

Amare Stoudemire gets cheered by Knicks fans in return game (Video)

For those of you wondering how New York Knicks fans would react to forward Amare Stoudemire returning to play his first game of the season, you can find out in this clip.Stoudemire (who has been out with a surgically-repaired left knee) came off the bench in the first quarter of play in the Knicks/Trail Blazers game to a rousing ovation from Madison Square Garden:

Amar'e Stoudemire returns to Knicks

Amar'e rings in 2013 by making long-awaited Knicks return.

Spurs-Knicks Preview

The New York Knicks have sputtered recently, losing three of their last four with defense largely to blame. Though Amare Stoudemire's return is grabbing attention, New York may have to look elsewhere to shore up that end of the court on Thursday night as it hosts the red-hot San Antonio Spurs, one of the league's best offensive teams. The Knicks (21-10) still own an impressive...

New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire makes debut, Carmelo Anthony back in lineup.

At full strength are the Knicks better or worse?

Amar'e rusty in return as Knicks fall

The Portland Trail Blazers overcame Carmelo Anthony's season high-tying 45 points and spoiled Amare Stoudemire's season debut, beating the New York Knicks 105-100 on Tuesday night. Nicolas Batum scored 26 points, Damian Lillard had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Portland. Stoudemire finished with six points...

New Year’s Resolution for the New York Basketball Teams

It may be a new year on the calendar but for the NBA, the year is a third of the way done and both New York basketball teams have been in the news for various reasons.  The Knicks have started the season as one of the best teams in the league while the Nets have been rather disappointing in their first year in Brooklyn. Both teams should make the playoffs, but to make it through...

The Starting Lineup: Blazers Dodge 45-Point Melo Bullet

In a 105-100 loss to the Trail Blazers, a relatively-healthy Knicks squad suffered what was just their third home defeat of the season.  Thirty-one games in, Amare Stoudemire finally made his season debut, which could’ve gone better.  Stoudemire finished with six points, a rebound, a block, and a pair of turnovers in about 17 minutes of playing time.  He had some success working...
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