After news broke that Stoudemire underwent a relatively ‘secret’ offseason surgery, the Knicks have suggested that they have no timetable for a return at this point.
Given the season is less than a month away from tipping off, the fact that Stoudemire hasn’t really began to run yet isn’t the most favorable situation.
The Knicks still say they will continue with their plan to get Amar’e ready for the season opener, though that might be more wishful thinking than anything.
An 11-year veteran, Stoudemire only played in 29 games for the Knicks last season as he dealt with injuries, playing a career low 23.5 minutes per game.
He is under contract in 2013-14 for $21 million dollars and owns a player option for the 2014-15 season worth $23 million.
Amare is expected to have his minutes heavily monitored this season.