Amar'e Stoudemire hasn't played a game since March 7, having missed time with a right knee injury, but now the Knicks forward is ready to suit up and return to the court. According to coach Mike Woodson, Stoudemire will play between 10 and 15 minutes in Game 3 against the Pacers. Stoudemire had a 10.2 player efficiency rating against the Pacers during the regular season, a 56.4 percent decrease in efficiency compared to his 23.4 rating against other teams. Will his low-post presence make an impact?


How much playing time?

With Amar'e Stoudemire in the lineup, the Knicks went 16-13. Without him, they went 28-13, including a 17-9 run to end the regular season.

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The Knicks are planning on playing Amar'e Stoudemire 10-15 minutes in Saturday's game against the Pacers. What do you make of this?

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Beneficial to all?

Carmelo Anthony's PPG average increased from 28.7 in the regular season to 29.3 in the playoffs. J.R. Smith's production dropped from 18.1 to 14.4.

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Who would benefit more from the return of Amar'e Stoudemire?

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Win or go home

The Knicks and Pacers split their regular-season series 2-2, with each team winning both games on its home floor.

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Can the Knicks win their series against the Pacers without Amar'e Stoudemire?

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Imparting wisdom

Stoudemire said that if he wasn't a basketball player, he'd be a small-town teacher. He'll get experience teaching this summer.

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Amar'e Stoudemire will serve as an assistant coach for the Canadian men's basketball team this summer. Can you see Stoudemire as a NBA head coach someday?

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