Amar’e Stoudemire to Organize Knicks Workouts in Florida

by August 10, 2011

With training camp nowhere in sight, the Knicks’ star forward intends to gather up some teammates to train together in Florida. From Newsday: “The plan currently being put into place is to meet up at the IMG facility in Bradenton, Fla. in September for a Stoudemire-sponsored minicamp. ‘I’ll have them all meet at IMG, put them all in apartments, feed them breakfast and lunch — they’re on their own for dinner,’ Stoudemire told’s Sam Amick in Los Angeles last week. In confirming these plans, I’m told Stoudemire is scheduled to have his back re-examined this week and expects to be cleared to resume workouts and basketball activities. Let’s see how he does after 26 hours of air travel. An early September workout would be a good warmup for training camp, which is scheduled to begin in the last weekend of September. But as long as Jeffrey Kessler is dominating the meetings — whenever the league and union do meet — then this IMG workout might be the only time we see the Knicks together on the court in the 2011 calendar year.”