Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 11:59 am  |  15 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire Could Miss First 5 Weeks of Season

Instead of sitting out just a few weeks, Amar’e Stoudemire could actually be sidelined until mid-December. STAT will get a second opinion on the ruptured popliteal cyst on his left knee and could be sidelined for the first five weeks of the season (via NY Daily News): “Amar’e Stoudemire is seeking a second opinion to determine the severity of the left knee injury that could keep the Knicks power forward sidelined for the first month of the NBA regular season. Stoudemire is consulting with Phoenix Suns orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Carter, according to a Suns source. Carter performed microfracture surgery on Stoudemire’s left knee in 2005, when he played for Phoenix. It is customary, and in some cases encouraged by teams, that players get a second opinion from an independent physician. The Knicks’ team doctors discovered that Stoudemire had suffered a ruptured cyst on his left knee during last week’s exhibition game against the Toronto Raptors. The timetable given by the Knicks for Stoudemire’s return was two to four weeks, but the same source says a more plausible timetable is four to five weeks. Under the latter scenario, the Knicks would be without their second-leading scorer for most of November. They’ll play 15 games in the month, including nine on the road.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    blessing in disguise. hopefully they play melo at the 4 instead of starting 40 year old crazy eyes. that way maybe james white can get enough playing time to throw down a few dunks on the break and get an invite to the dunk contest. don’t get waived james!

  • roscoe

    I get your point, but an injury is never a blessing, to anyone, or any team, ever.

  • danpowers

    in this case it is. if we f***k up the start of the season we can blame it on stat lol

  • drewmada

    Thats a set back,this was suppose to be the year.Melo will now score more.

  • coyboo

    i smella trade coming soon

  • Rainman

    Yep, go to them Phoenix miracle workers. Where you shoulda stayed. Theres a reason they didnt pay u the guranteed max, but only did so on the stipulation that u can stay healthy. Which u’ve proven you cant. Suns 1. STAT 0. ON the real tho, STAT mighta been able to stay healthy had he stayed in PHX…

  • Ben

    Back by January 18th?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    not suprised

  • AL29

    Remember how Houston teamed up Yao and McGrady, but it never really worked out? People blame it on their injuries, but those players (mostly McGrady) had fundamental flaws that would have prevented them from working out even if they were both injury-free. The Knicks are about to waste a lot of money and several seasons on a similar experiment that is destined for failure.

  • Dagger

    “They called me Mr. Glass!”

  • Cameron

    J.R. Smith becomes option number 2 for once.

  • SDot

    Incorrect. They only played 1 full season together and took a loaded Mavs and Jazz team 7 games. To say TMac isn’t a fundamental player is just an ignorant statement. I agree that this duo in New York won’t work though

  • Da Real

    Chris Copeland is getting jerked around for a final roster spot and he will be the best low post player they have this year to start the season. If Chandler had his skills he would be one of, if not the best center in the league. Amare is finished, he is focused on his relationship and fashion. His raw hooping years are behind him and he is already paid. Chandler need s to do more than yell on defense and catch lobs if the Knicks want to make the playoffs

  • irondan21

    Aren’t poor shot selection and not trusting your teammates considered fundamental flaws in the basketball world? They only time the Rockets actually got out of the first round was when Mcgrady was in street clothes.

  • Knicks4Life

    Tracy took bad shot selections when the Rockets used to play the entire shot clock out until 5 seconds left on the clock in the Jeff Van Gundy offense. Also Tracy McGrady averaged close to 6 assist per game during his stint; that was more than half of some PG’s during that time in the NBA. Tracy’s and Yao’s contracts were so big and Rockets did not want to go over the luxary tax, they never had any real help until towards the end of Tracy’s time with Houston.