Mar 11, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire (1) takes a free throw during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden. 76ers won 106-94. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Amar'e Stoudemire Aims for Christmas Return

Since he first went down with a knee injury, many have speculated on when Amar’e Stoudemire would return to the New York Knicks lineup, mostly because people are wondering exactly how Stoudemire will affect the current chemistry the Knicks currently have.

Mar 12, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire (1) shoots the ball over Chicago Bulls small forward Kyle Korver (26) during the second half at the United Center. The Bulls defeat the Knicks 104-99. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

It looks like we are closer to knowing when we will get that answer.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that: Stoudemire’s goal is to return around Christmas, with mid-December no longer a legitimate possibility, according to person familiar with the Knicks power forward’s thinking. The person said Stoudemire hasn’t begun running on the court following his surgery on Nov. 1.

The Knicks original six to eight week timetable still holds true as eight weeks would be Christmas Day when the Knicks take on former head coach Mike D’Antoni and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Berman also noted that Stoudemire was on the court for the first time on Friday taking some jump shots and doing some jogging, which head coach Mike Woodson said was a good sign.


Stoudemire did come out and say on Thursday that he would accept a role coming off the bench.

Now I guess we have to wait three or four more weeks to find out.

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