The Knicks are close to injecting some firepower back into the lineup. Prior to last night’s contest against the Rockets, head coach Mike Woodson announced Amar’e Stoudemire was cleared for practice and scheduled to participate in a session with the New York D-League affiliate team, the Erie Bayhawks on Tuesday afternoon.
The Bayhawks will practice at MSG Training Center, allowing Stoudemire to continue his rehab development while spending significant time on the floor during scrimmages.
Stoudemire has missed the first 24 games of the regular season with a knee injury, specifically a ruptured popliteal cyst. The team will re-evaluate his progress after Tuesday’s workout and determine when he can return to the floor for the Knicks. He will not play a game with Erie. Chris Copeland and James White will join Stoudemire and the Bayhawks as well today.
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