Amare Stoudemire has been snake bitten during his two years in New York. The New York Knicks power forward will miss the first six weeks of the season with a knee injury. It could end up being worse than that, which does not bode well for the team.
Amare Stoudemire to miss at least 1st 6 weeks of season with knee injury, according to league sources. Knicks expected to announce tomorrow
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) October 30, 2012
I feel bad for the guy at this point. His knees are just so bad and you know that he wants to play. However, the knees are something that will not get better with time. The team is on the hook with that massive contract and there is almost no way to get out of it. No team wants to trade for him and there is not insurance on his contract. That is just bad all around.
We will see how long Amare ends up sitting out. I feel that he should take as much time as he needs. If he is at less than 100 percent, the Knicks are going to struggle. Let him sit until he thinks his knee can take the pounding of a NBA game. If you rush him back, you risk losing him for a lot more time.
The Knicks are certainly an enigma this year. Adding injuries to the equation does not help clear up any issues they may have. It is going to be one interesting ride in the Big Apple.