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.
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.