Amar'e eyes Round 2

Injured New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire believes that if his rehab progresses without a setback, he could return in the second round of the playoffs.

Stoudemire underwent surgery March 11 to clean up debris in his right knee. He last played on March 7. At the time of his surgery, the Knicks said Stoudemire was expected to miss four to six weeks.

Stoudemire was asked on Tuesday about the possibility of returning in the second round of the playoffs.

"If everything goes great [with rehabilitation], then I'm willing to play," Stoudemire said. "Sooner than later, hopefully, if everything continues to improve."

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