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Saturday, November 2, 2013
STAT to sit out Sunday

By Ian Begley

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire will sit out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, coach Mike Woodson said.

Stoudemire has had three knee surgeries over the last 12 months so the Knicks are taking a cautious approach with the six-time All Star.

He is playing on a minutes limit of 10 per game and will not play in both games of a back-to-back. Woodson hopes to alternate Stoudemire and veteran forward Kenyon Martin when the Knicks play back-to-back games. The coach also may alternate between Stoudemire and Martin on a game-to-game basis.

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KNICKS D LEAGUE TEAM DRAFTS RICKY DAVIS: Former NBA first-round pick Ricky Davis was selected in the sixth round of Friday night's D League draft by the Erie BayHawks, the Knicks' affiliate.

Davis worked out at the Knicks' facility prior to training camp and, according to one person in the room, had a strong showing on defense.

He was selected with the 93rd overall pick of the eight-round D-League draft.

Davis, a 12-year veteran, last played in NBA in 2009-10 for the Clippers. He averaged 4.4 points per game on 43 percent shooting for the Clippers before bouncing around overseas and in the D-League for the next three seasons.

He hopes to make his way back to the NBA this season.

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