Jan 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire adjusts his glasses in a loss against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden. Property USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Amare Stoudemire to be 'regular part' of New York Knicks rotation

It’s been a struggle for Amare Stoudemire this season, but the oft-injured power forward is reportedly set to receive more playing time as Newsday suggests STAT will be a regular part of the New York Knicks rotation moving forward.

Amar’e Stoudemire played only 4:26 Saturday against Miami, but Mike Woodson said he will be part of the regular rotation again. That will mean less of Jeremy Tyler.

“Amar’e’s going to get back to getting his minutes because he was playing well for us,” Woodson said before Monday night’s game. “Jeremy will probably be one of the guys that have to be that fourth or fifth big.”

Of course, how long this experiment actually lasts is unknown. There’s no doubt Stoudemire is still effective when healthy, but remaining healthy has been the problem. When he begins to play extended minutes, he often finds himself in the training room. But with half the season already in the books and the Knicks needing to push for a playoff spot, there’s no better time than the present.

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