May 18, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amar

New York Knicks Will Put Amare Stoudemire on Minutes Limit


While it was rumored that the New York Knicks may put Amare’ Stoudemire on a minutes limit for the upcoming season, there was never any solid confirmation.

At least not until now.

According to Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, the team will indeed place a restriction on Stoudemire’s minutes:

Woodson confirmed a Post report Amar’e Stoudemire will be on a minutes restriction next season.

The Knicks had talked about a 20-minute cap limit on the forward, and they also discussed limiting his playing in back-to-back games.

“Right now, as it stands, he’s going to be on some restrictions,’’ Woodson said. “What those restrictions will be, I don’t know yet.’’

Woodson said the Knicks are taking a new approach to Stoudemire this offseason, having him rest all summer instead of working out.

“The main thing with Amar’e, he needed rest,’’ Woodson said. “Last summer, he put in a lot of time. He worked his [butt] off last summer.’’

Stoudemire himself has suggested he doesn’t need a minutes cap, so the two sides might struggle to find common ground.

Either way, it’s probably best for both parties as a healthy Stoudemire is better than no Stoudemire.

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