Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Amar'e Stoudemire to return Tuesday

When the New York Knicks face the Portland Trail Blazers on New Year's Day, they may or may not have the services of small forward Carmelo Anthony.

Either way, however, they will have the services of power forward Amar'e Stoudemire, who will make his season debut Tuesday, according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Stoudemire had knee surgery in late-October and he will come off the bench whether Melo plays or does not, per Wojnarowski.

Excluding his three-game season (2005), Stoudemire's numbers of 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds last year were his lowest averages since his rookie season.

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