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Newsday Oct 22, 2014

Phil Jackson gives his critique of all Knicks players

Phil Jackson said passing isn't a strength of Carmelo Anthony's, and he wants J.R. Smith to play smarter, and Amar'e Stoudemire to defend and rebound more.
Posting and Toasting Oct 21, 2014
What could big minutes mean for Amar'e Stoudemire?

What could big minutes mean for Amar'e Stoudemire?

When it comes to STAT, is bigger better? We do not yet know for sure whether Amar'e Stoudemire will start or come off the bench this season, but one thing seems certain: He won't be held back because of any minutes limit. Head coach Derek Fisher made that very clear on Sunday: "Right now there aren't any minute restrictions, or he can only play the front of a back to back, or any of that." While STAT will have to sit out certain "rest days," Fisher certainly seems optimistic about his ability to shoulder a heavy load: "If we can find ways to be consistent in [scheduling the rest days] then...
Newsday Oct 20, 2014

Amar'e Stoudemire feeling healthy like in his rookie season

If Amar'e Stoudemire were as young as he feels, he wouldn't be allowed to drink red wine, let alone bathe in it.

STAT's goal: Be a 'better defensive player'

Amar'e Stoudemire has a new outlook on life in the NBA now that he’s fully healthy. “My joy is there. My love of the game is there. I feel like I’m 19 [years old] again as far as how much I love to play the game of basketball. I feel youthful,” Stoudemire said before the Knicks’ preseason game on Monday. “To have that type of feeling again as I had my rookie year, to want to play and just want to be out there and get better as a player is pretty encouraging.
Posting and Toasting Oct 20, 2014
Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bucks- 10/20/14

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bucks- 10/20/14

Hi guys! This week is the final stretch of Knicks preseason. That means a more realistic rotation, but it doesn't mean Derek Fisher's done experimenting. We've got a new starting lineup tonight: Fisher says Calderon, Shumpert, Melo, Acy and Stoudemire will start tonight vs Bucks. — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) October 20, 2014 And to answer the obvious question about Amar'e Stoudemire at center: Asked Fisher what gives him confidence in Amare defensively at the 5. Fisher said his defensive system should provide STAT w enough help — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) October 20,...

Fisher: No minutes limit for Amar'e

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- For the first time in a long time, Amar'e Stoudemire is not playing with a minutes restriction. Stoudemire has played with minutes restrictions for most of the past two seasons. Last year, he wasn’t permitted by the Knicks’ medical staff to play in both games of a back-to-back for much of the year. He also couldn’t play more than 30 minutes in a game for the first 50-plus games. The restrictions were in place in an effort to keep Stoudemire healthy.
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 16, 2014

Phoenix Suns SB Nation Season Preview: Playoffs or not, the Suns are back

Suns fans were steeling themselves for a long rebuild, but someone hit the fast-forward button. Armed with an absurd amount weaponry in the backcourt, the team is returning to its roots. How far can their guards take them? After opting not to hitch their wagon to the troublesome knees of Amare Stoudemire in 2010, which was a sound long-term decision, the Suns majority owner Robert Sarver stubbornly refused to commit to rebuilding, even as the Suns quickly found themselves in the dreaded position of being neither competitive nor young. As the carousel of role players churned on -- Hakim...
Posting and Toasting Oct 15, 2014

Point/Counterpoint: Did Amar'e Stoudemire bathe in red wine?

Loading Recovery Day! Red Wine Bath !! #Kinging #Blessed #Hebrews Getting ready for the eighth day feast. View on Instagram Point: That can't possibly be red wine, right? Counterpoint: That does appear to be red wine. The color, the bubbles...that's wine. Point: Bathing in red wine is not a thing. Counterpoint: Bathing in red wine is apparently a thing. Point: Nobody would earnestly bathe in red wine and share a photograph of it with over a million people. Counterpoint: Amar'e Stoudemire would absolutely do such a thing. Point: You should take your gold necklace off in the...

Fisher starts J.R. in preseason opener

Hartford, CT -- Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against Boston. Fisher, though, made it clear that his lineup can change before the start of the regular season. It was mildly interesting that Fisher went with Bargnani over Amar'e Stoudemire and chose to start Smith over Tim Hardaway Jr.
Posting and Toasting Oct 7, 2014
Choose Your Own Adventur'e: You and Hubie Brown guide Amar'e Stoudemire To the Finish Line

Choose Your Own Adventur'e: You and Hubie Brown guide Amar'e Stoudemire To the Finish Line

Oh, naw. Alright, ya hate to see this. Now, this is the guy, ok that gives ya everything he's got. Ok, he's a great competitor, and anytime you have an injury situation, all you can hope for is that its not gonna last you into the long term. Now ya gotta look back at how ya handled his minutes, ok and it makes ya wonder. Maybe you could have given him an extra amount of rest, ok, at some point during the season. It's a combination of factors. Ok in the triangle offense, you ask your big guys to attack, alright, and be effective from the top of the circle, ok and then go after the offensive...
New York Daily News Oct 7, 2014
Forgotten Amar'e Stoudemire looking to rebound from difficult year

Forgotten Amar'e Stoudemire looking to rebound from difficult year

Try to picture Amar'e Stoudemire as a modern day Judd Nelson, wearing a trench coat while walking across an empty football field and defiantly raising his fist to the tunes of 80's alt-rockers Simple Minds.

Amar'e wants to refresh your memory

GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- It’s been easy to overlook Amar'e Stoudemire this preseason. With all the Knicks buzz surrounding Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher, Carmelo Anthony and the triangle, Stoudemire has been the forgotten man. “Yeah, I think so,” Stoudemire said. “I think the previous years of battling injuries, people have forgot. “But it’s my job to remind them.” There’s no better time for Stoudemire to remind people what he can do than this season.
New York Daily News Oct 6, 2014
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert join Amar’e Stoudemire on sideline

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert join Amar’e Stoudemire on sideline

A few Knicks emerged banged up from Derek Fisher's boot camp in West Point, with guards Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert joining Amar'e Stoudemire on the sidelines for the contact portions of practices Saturday and Monday in Greenburgh.

Shumpert, Hardaway limited in practice

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Amar'e Stoudemire participated in practice but did not go through any contact Monday. Shumpert is nursing a hamstring ailment. Hardaway Jr. has inflammation in his hip and Stoudemire was held out as part of the Knicks’ plan to maintain the veteran’s health. Hardaway Jr. Shumpert Derek Fisher said the Knicks are being cautious with Shumpert and Hardaway Jr. -- both also did not undergo contact in scrimmages late during Saturday's practice.
Posting and Toasting Oct 2, 2014

Watch the Knicks mock Cleanthony Early's high school hair bun

New York Knicks training camp is well underway, which means we in the media can finally ditch speculative nonsense articles and focus on real, nitty-gritty basketball reporting...about rookie forward Cleanthony Early's hair bun experiment in high school: Several teammates were asked to comment on the bun. You have to admire the candor of Carmelo Anthony and Iman Shumpert, who copped to rocking the ponytail in their youth. Shane Larkin and Amar'e Stoudemire were far more critical; STAT was particularly brutal. Hey Amar'e, I love you, man, but maybe people in glass fashion houses shouldn't...

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