Monday January 5th, 2015

New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire says he can’t believe how the team has gotten to a 5-31 start this season, calling it “mind-boggling” and “beyond imagination.”

The Knicks lost their 11th straight game on Sunday, a 95-82 home setback to the Milwaukee Bucks. New York’s 31 losses are the most in the league this season and their .139 winning percentage is second-worst in the NBA, behind the Philadelphia 76ers.

"It's beyond my imagination at this point," Stoudemire said, according to ESPN.com. "I never thought I'd see this. ... This is definitely kind of mind-boggling."

The loss to Milwaukee was also the team’s 10th straight at home and even prompted the home fans to chant "Fire Fisher!" towards the end of the game.

Stoudemire did not play in the game because of recurring knee soreness. Also missing from the lineup against Milwaukee were Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert, Samuel Dalembert and Andrea Bargnani.

Stoudemire is in the final season of a five-year, $100 million deal he signed in 2010.

"When I first signed with New York, that wasn't the game plan," Stoudemire said. "... But the past is not here. And neither is the future, so we've got to deal with the now, and I think we've just got to continue to try to get better as a team and as players, try to keep improving."

New York plays at the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

- Scooby Axson

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