The New York Knicks could welcome Amar'e Stoudemire back for Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers after the forward played in 3-on-3 drills on Monday for the first time since having surgery on his right knee, Newsday's Al Iannazzone reports. Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said Stoudemire will not play in Game 2 against the Pacers tomorrow night. The Knicks dropped Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at home to Indiana, 102-95, on Sunday.
Stoudemire underwent knee debridement surgery on his right knee in March and had the same procedure done on his left knee which caused him to miss all of November and December. Stoudemire, who played in just 29 games this season, averaged 14.2 points-per-game to go along with five rebounds in 23.6 minutes a game this season.