Amare Stoudemire spoke with reporters following a practice with the Knicks' D-League squad, and gave an update on his status in rehabbing from a knee injury and his thoughts on the team thus far. Nate Taylor of the New York Times posted the quotes from Stoudemire on Twitter. Stoudemire said that, although he has completed his first practice, he is not ready to return to the court yet. He thinks he is getting closer to a return, but he and the team do not have a firm target date in mind.
Stoudemire also expressed optimism that he will return to his pre-injury All-Star level, provided he takes the time to get fully healthy before playing again. He also said that Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has done a "phenomenal job" with the Knicks roster in his absence. New York currently holds the best record in the Eastern Conference at 19-6.