Confidence is an attribute that New York Knicks big man Amar’e Stoudemire has never lacked. So it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that the former NBA All-Star recently suggested that it’s possible he may play in the New York Knicks season opener, this after the team suggested they had no timetable for his return.
Stoudemire, who has become one of the more injury prone players in the NBA in recent years recently underwent a ‘secret’ surgery during the offseason and is currently rehabilitating, hoping to get back before the season tips off.
Opening night or not, whenever Stoudemire returns, he’s fully ready to dominate again.
Per Al Iannazzone:
Amar’e said it’s possible he will play in the season opener Oct. 30 and he believes he can dominate again.
Stoudemire played a career low in minutes last season (a bit over 20 per game) as he recovered from another injury, so just staying on the court and being serviceable might be a more likely option than ‘dominating’.
The Knicks will finally be void of Stoudemire’s albatross of a contract after the 2014-15 season.