Amare is hoping to be on the court Christmas day when the Knicks play a big game against Kobe and the Lakers. He has not played this season since having a procedure on his left knee. He was supposed to be out 6-8 weeks, which would pretty much be right on schedule for Christmas day.

The Knicks have been playing very well in his absence, which has many fans wondering will it actually be a bad thing for the team when he comes back. At the end of the day, after Carmelo, Amare is the Knicks second best player, and when your making around $20 million for the season, as long as your healthy, your going to be out there playing. Personally as a Knicks fan I am excited for him to get back. Read more after the jump.