Woodson: Amar'e Coming off Knicks Bench for Now

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Woodson: Amar'e Coming off Knicks Bench for Now
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Coach Mike Woodson said he planned to bring Amar’e Stoudemire off the bench for now and play him “limited minutes,’’ not guaranteeing him a starter’s job down the road. Not yet. Not after the Knicks went 21-9 without him. Stoudemire underwent left knee debridement surgery Nov. 1. Before his six points and one rebound through 17 minutes in his season debut — the Knicks’ 105-100 loss to the Trail Blazers last night — he had not played since a preseason game Oct. 19 in Montreal.

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