When it was reported that Amar’e Stoudemire was being held out of scrimmages in team workouts last week, many thought it was just part of the plan.
Now, we’re not so sure.
According to a Knicks source, Stoudemire had an unreported surgical procedure in July to repair one of his ailing knees. The Knicks open camp on Tuesday and have yet to announce that Stoudemire has had a third knee operation in 12 months. The surgery was described as “clean up” and isn’t considered major.
However, the secrecy surrounding Stoudemire’s latest health issue could be an indication that the club is not optimistic that they can rely on the veteran power forward.
Stoudemire only appeared in 29 regular season games for the Knicks last season, while undergoing two separate knee procedures.
I’m sure the New York media is going to have fun with this when the Knicks officially open camp later today with media day.
Cue the circus music…