via ESPN New York
After practicing with his teammates for the first time in more than two months, New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire said he isn’t close to 100% healthy but is willing to take the floor Tuesday if the banged-up Knicks need him.
“I know a lot of our guys are pretty banged up. It’s been a long season so far. If it’s needed for me to sacrifice my body for the betterment of the team then I will,” Stoudemire said. “But hopefully, I’ll continue to improve the next two days where I can feel 100 percent before I get back out there.”
The Knicks and Stoudemire had targeted Jan. 1 against Portland as a possible return date. But Stoudemire said he’d like to see how he feels on Monday before making any decision about playing on New Year’s Day.