Stoudemire Says He May Play In Knicks Season Opener

Amare Stoudemire Stretches

Knicks star forward Amare Stoudemire is so excited about being cleared for contact that he is looking forward to being in the Knicks lineup for the season opener against Milwaukee.

“I feel great. It does [feel good] to finally be out there moving around. I feel strong. I feel I’m in great shape, so progress is working out, the hard work is paying off. I’m going to continue that progress,? Stoudemire said, adding, “The goal is to be ready to start the season. We’ll see if that pans out.

Coach Mike Woodson also sounded optimistic about Amar'e's chances for playing opening night.  "If there's no setbacks, we hope he'll be there for opening night," the coach said.

Although Stoudemire averaged 14.2 points and shot 58% last year, his injuries limited him to 29 games.  As a result the Knicks have not yet figured out how to have Stoudemire and Anthony co-exist effficiently.  It will be interesting to see whether Melo and Stoudemire can win ballgames with both on the floor at the same time.

Most Knick fans probably don't think the duo will work well together.