After sitting out of Sunday’s 109-100 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks’ power forward Amar’e Stoudemire will be back in the lineup Tuesday night.
Stoudemire, who also sat out the Knicks’ opener, a 90-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, played just 11 in a 82-81 loss to the Chicago Bulls Thursday night.
Knicks’s head coach Mike Woodson has decided to limit Stoudemire to 10 minutes per game when he is able to play.
Woodson will do the same with veteran big man Kenyon Martin.
“They’re both going to get a schedule for the rest of the month in terms of how it’s going to play out,” Woodson told Ian Begley of ESPN New York before Sunday’s game. “When there’s a couple of days in between, I have the right to play both of them.”
Martin has played in all three games, averaging 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
Woodson admits that the situation is tough on all who are involved, but doesn’t want to risk further injury.
The Knicks will host the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday at 7:30 pm EST.