Finally! Stat back!!! Amar’e Stoudemire will reportedly make his season debut tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Report after the jump…
According to CBSSports:
Yahoo Sports reports, that following widespread speculation that Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire would make his return Jan. 1 vs. the Trail Blazers, Stoudemire will indeed make his season debut Tuesday — off the bench.
After undergoing preseason knee surgery, New York Knicks All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire will make his season debut on Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.
Whether or not Carmelo Anthony returns from his hyper-extended knee on Tuesday, the plan remains for Stoudemire to come off the Knicks’ bench. Anthony told reporters that he will test his knee in pre-game on Tuesday and then make a determination on returning to the lineup.
Stoudemire hasn’t been seen in uniform since the Knicks were unceremoniously bounced by the Miami Heat in last year’s playoffs.