While the rest of the New York Knicks are getting ready for training camp next week, Amar'e Stoudemire is sitting out.
The Knicks forward is in New York working out with the rest of the team, however he has decided not to participate in scrimmages in order to protect his injury-prone knees.
Knicks staring point guard Raymond Felton gave some insight on Stoudemire's knees at Macy's Under Armour Event on Monday by stating,
"We don't want to risk [injury]. Not in practice. We'd rather have them for the 83 [games] that we have coming up."Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports Stoudemire will be on a minutes limit this upcoming season, and will likely play no more than 20 minutes a game. Stoudemire helped the Knicks last season, averaging 14.2 points a game on 57.7% shooting, even though he only played in 29 games.
It's not clear yet whether Coach Woodson will start Stoudemire this season, or have him come off the bench.