Mar 21, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Knicks defeated the Sixers 82-79. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Update: Amar'e himself told Frank Isola that he's "doubtful", which is sorta unlike Amar'e.
I was under the impression that Amar'e Stoudemire's absence for the rest of this godforsaken series was a forgone conclusion, but I'm often under the wrong impression. As it turns out, Amar'e got back on the court and did some practicing today. Here are some descriptions of his work twat by Howard Beck and Al Iannazzone:
Amare is running drills - catching and dunking - with heavily taped left hand. Not sure what that means for Game 4 yet.
Amare and Lin running two-man fastbreak. Amare is shooting, using his left hand.
Oh, and Frank Isola chimed in, too:
Amar'e milking his "comeback" for all its worth. Now running sprints with his shirt off foe all the television cameras to record
Not only has Amar'e been preparing, but Mike Woodson seems to think that he'll be back in the lineup for Game Four. It doesn't really matter, but I would love to see Amar'e get the opportunity to play (as long as he doesn't risk re-injury and bleeding all over everybody) and perhaps redeem himself for all that ugliness on Monday night. Of course, that might be tough if his left hand is smothered in gauze and stuff. We shall see!