New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire was hopeful that he’d
be able to return in time to rejoin his teammates for the first round of the
NBA Playoffs. However, coach Mike Woodson told reporters – including Ian Begley
of ESPN New York – that Stoudemire has been all but ruled out for the Knicks
opening-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
"I think he's going to be out,'' Woodson said Thursday. "That's my gut."