Heading into the season, the Knicks have amassed some questions. One of the big ones is pertaining to Amar’e Stoudemire’s health. He played just 29 games last season, and with the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony, his role has become cloudy. Well, according to the New York Daily News, Stoudemire had knee surgery this summer:
According to a Knicks source, Stoudemire had an unreported surgical procedure in July to repair one of his ailing knees. The Knicks open camp on Tuesday and have yet to announce that Stoudemire has had a third knee operation in 12 months. The surgery was described as “clean up” and isn’t considered major.
However, the secrecy surrounding Stoudemire’s latest health issue could be an indication that the club is not optimistic that they can rely on the veteran power forward. Stoudemire appeared in just 29 games last season and had debridement surgeries on both of his knees, the right knee in October and the left in March.