Monday, March 11, 2013
Amar'e vows to 'fight for a championship'
By Jared Zwerling
Amar'e Stoudemire hasn't spoken to the media since Saturday's news of his right knee debridement, which will force him out approximately six weeks, but he did take to Twitter on Monday to address his fans.
He said, "This is the life that the most high chose for me. I have to keep my faith in him. I will return again & again & again to lead The Knicks to fight for a championship." The message was accompanied with an illustration of him appearing to finish a dunk.
During Stoudemire's first debridement on his left knee last October, he missed about eight weeks and returned on Jan. 1. So if the timing is the same, he wouldn't play possibly until the second round of the playoffs.
Before his latest injury, Stoudemire had not missed a game since his New Year's Day comeback. In 29 outings, he was averaging 14.2 points on 57.7 percent shooting in only 23 minutes per game. He was a major anchor off the bench offensively with his low-post points, helping the Knicks to balance out their play making. Looking ahead, the team is going to need to rely a lot more on ball movement and attacking to make up for STAT's inside scoring and free throw attempts.