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MavsFanFinley
04-05-2006, 10:04 AM
Report: Stoudemire to have right knee surgery

ESPN.com news services

Amare Stoudemire's full-time return will have to wait until next season.

The Phoenix Suns' star will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to look for causes of a cyst and fluid accumulation, his manager, Rodney Rice, told The Arizona Republic for Wednesday's editions.

Team physician Thomas Carter is expected to operate Wednesday.

"As of right now, I'd say he's not going to play again this season," Rice told the Republic. "I feel that's the best thing for him."

Stoudemire underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee before the season and missed the first 66 games. The All-Star forward had 20 points and nine rebounds against Portland his first game back, but he was less effective in his subsequent two outings and hasn't played since.

Phoenix coach and general manager Mike D'Antoni said last week that the team would be cautious.

"He's going to play 10 years for us, so we're not going to be nearsighted and think it's so important that next week he plays," he said

mary
04-05-2006, 10:16 AM
"He's going to play 10 years for us, so we're not going to be nearsighted and think it's so important that next week he plays," he said

Then why did he play in the first place? They knew there was the problem with fluid build up before he returned.

I couldn't quite figure that one out. That whole incident of him trying to play seemed like a panic move.

dude1394
04-05-2006, 10:18 AM
Then why did he play in the first place? They knew there was the problem with fluid build up before he returned.

I couldn't quite figure that one out. That whole incident of him trying to play seemed like a panic move.

Yea I thought they were absolutely nuts to bring him back this year. I can't believe that hard practices or exercise wouldn't have brought the experience.

sike
04-05-2006, 10:19 AM
poor Steve Nash....I wonder if his money will confort him at night....

MavsFanFinley
04-05-2006, 10:41 AM
I would have held him out this year and not just because of the injury but because the Suns were playing so well without him. His return disrupted everything they had worked for all season, imo.

You take your chances on what they could do in the playoffs this year and work him back in over the summer/training camp.

TripleDipping
04-05-2006, 10:42 AM
At this point, I'd say it's optimistic to think that Stoudamire will be playing the first game next season. Can't say that I feel sorry for him, but it's a shame if a talent like that is wasted because of the injury.

kriD
04-29-2006, 03:04 PM
Amaré doesn't regret comeback

Paul Coro
The Arizona Republic

LOS ANGELES - Two knee operations later, Amaré Stoudemire's confidence remains intact.

Three months away from plans to join USA Basketball's tryout camp, Stoudemire watches Suns playoff games with an eye on trends he notes for the staff and a thought of what he would be doing in this series with the Lakers.

"I'd be dominating these guys," said Stoudemire, who still put on the practice jersey for the team shootaround Friday. "I swear, man. It's kind of frustrating because I know inside that I would've."

Stoudemire again is optimistic about returning in better form than ever from an April 5 arthroscopy on his right knee. He called the cyst and debris found in the knee "a blessing" because he now is learning how to run and jump in a more efficient way with Mike Clark, National Academy of Sports Medicine president. He calls the program "genius."

Stoudemire said he has no regrets about his three-game return because he had times in practices when he thought he was all the way back as he threw down windmill dunks.

He said he knew in the second game that it was not going to work.

"If I hadn't had the surgery and taken my time, it probably would've been a lot worse," Stoudemire said.

"Now, I've got time to focus on the correct way to run and jump. When I get back, it's going to be even better. I'm probably going to come back more explosive.

"I don't have a mind setback. I'm really positive about the situation. I'm just ready to get strong again."

Stoudemire just completed the first stage of his rehabilitation by getting the swelling out of his right knee and the range of motion back, Suns head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson said. Stoudemire will go through two more three-week stages of stability and strength work before he can start a final stage that will incorporate basketball activity.

"This year's been tough," Stoudemire said. "I had high expectations for myself this year, extremely high. I've just got to postpone it until next season."

Stoudemire has a big summer ahead, with a new son expected to join a sister in mid-August, and an attempt to play for USA Basketball in mid-July. His rehabilitation is set up so that he would need to get in court time at that point anyway.

"Instead of just playing summer ball with some guys, it'll give me a chance to play against All-Stars and pros," Stoudemire said.

"I know for a fact I'll be 100 percent in October (when training camp opens)."

Until the time he expects to be a "monster" again, Stoudemire spends this series watching Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant.

He envisions his game evolving into a small forward's role at about 250 pounds.

"I sit back and study for myself, when it's my time to be MVP," Stoudemire said.

He is not the only one watching this series wondering what could be if he were playing.

"Every time we lose, I think about it," Suns coach Mike D'Antoni said.

nashtymavsfan13
04-30-2006, 01:38 AM
unfotunatley, i have to not like him because he plays against the Mavs, but he has a ton of talent and it's really fun to watch him play. I hope he gets better by the first game next season.

Drbio
04-30-2006, 02:28 AM
poor Steve Nash....I wonder if his money will confort him at night....
**Giggle**


The Suns sure look stupid yet again for signing him to that contract when they knew he was hurt. Idiots. Stick a fork in him.

MavKikiNYC
08-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Stoudemire Dropped From U.S. Roster

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: August 3, 2006
Filed at 6:48 p.m. ET


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire was dropped Thursday from the U.S. roster for their trip to Asia, leaving 14 players available for the 12 spots on the world championship team.


USA Basketball announced Stoudemire's departure hours before it played Puerto Rico in an exhibition game. The Phoenix Suns forward was to miss that game and return home to continue rehabbing his right knee and await the impending birth of a child.


''During the past few days of our training camp we concluded that it would be difficult for Amare to continue with the rehabilitation he needs to do while the team continues its training in Asia,'' USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.


''He is not quite where he needs to be and he needs to continue his work here in the States to get ready for the season. He is also expecting the birth of a child, so we decided it would be best if he returned home.''


Stoudemire entered camp as somewhat of a long shot to make the final 12. He was limited to only three games last season after a pair of knee surgeries, and was still well off his top form after an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee in April.


But a strong finish to the first segment of camp paved the way for him to make the second week after Suns (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/probasketball/nationalbasketballassociation/phoenixsuns/index.html?inline=nyt-org) teammate Shawn Marion developed a knee injury during the earlier session.


Stoudemire remained on the national team roster and is eligible to play in the 2008 Olympics.
The remaining 14 players are scheduled to depart for China on Friday to continue training. The roster must be reduced to 12 before the world championships begin in Japan on Aug. 19.

MavKikiNYC
08-03-2006, 11:20 PM
Stoudemire Dropped From U.S. Roster

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: August 3, 2006
Filed at 6:48 p.m. ET


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire was dropped Thursday from the U.S. roster for their trip to Asia, leaving 14 players available for the 12 spots on the world championship team.


USA Basketball announced Stoudemire's departure hours before it played Puerto Rico in an exhibition game. The Phoenix Suns forward was to miss that game and return home to continue rehabbing his right knee and await the impending birth of a child.


''During the past few days of our training camp we concluded that it would be difficult for Amare to continue with the rehabilitation he needs to do while the team continues its training in Asia,'' USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.


''He is not quite where he needs to be and he needs to continue his work here in the States to get ready for the season. He is also expecting the birth of a child, so we decided it would be best if he returned home.''


Stoudemire entered camp as somewhat of a long shot to make the final 12. He was limited to only three games last season after a pair of knee surgeries, and was still well off his top form after an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee in April.


But a strong finish to the first segment of camp paved the way for him to make the second week after Suns (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/probasketball/nationalbasketballassociation/phoenixsuns/index.html?inline=nyt-org) teammate Shawn Marion developed a knee injury during the earlier session.


Stoudemire remained on the national team roster and is eligible to play in the 2008 Olympics.
The remaining 14 players are scheduled to depart for China on Friday to continue training. The roster must be reduced to 12 before the world championships begin in Japan on Aug. 19.

mqywaaah
08-03-2006, 11:39 PM
I dont think Amare would ever come back. If ever he does, he wouldnt be the same Amare that he was 2 seasons ago. They should just trade him out to a much more healthy and functioning player, than to put their season hopes of winning a trophy on hold for another season or two.imo

dude1394
08-03-2006, 11:43 PM
I dont think Amare would ever come back. If ever he does, he wouldnt be the same Amare that he was 2 seasons ago. They should just trade him out to a much more healthy and functioning player, than to put their season hopes of winning a trophy on hold for another season or two.imo

That's sort of interesting. Someone might take that flyer? Would be kinda ballsy.

dirno2000
08-03-2006, 11:47 PM
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dude1394
08-04-2006, 12:03 AM
Who's who? I thought black jesus had "1".

Nash13
08-04-2006, 12:13 AM
Trading Amare wouldn't be very wise. The reason they were as sucessful 2 seasons ago is because of the mismatch they always seemed to have at the center position. You'd have to trade him for a player with similar abilities. Unfortunately, i can't think of one. Maybe Garnett?

The Crippler
08-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Who's who? I thought black jesus had "1".

that's chris paul capping Amare....doesn't look so hot for black jesus.

Tokey41
08-04-2006, 02:26 PM
Well I guess we dont have to worry about Phoenix drastically improving and being scared of big bad Amare... shame though, I really did like watching him play.

mkat
08-05-2006, 12:40 AM
Trading Amare wouldn't be very wise. The reason they were as sucessful 2 seasons ago is because of the mismatch they always seemed to have at the center position. You'd have to trade him for a player with similar abilities. Unfortunately, i can't think of one. Maybe Garnett?


there was a rumor for a while that Garnett would be going to PHX. ...guess that didn't pan out.

DevinHarriswillstart
08-07-2006, 10:56 AM
Like I said when Amare first had his surgery, and lots of people on here saying it wasn't as serious as some of the other players like Webber.....when you have Knee surgery, nearly any kind, I can safely say there is a 90% chance that player won't be the same player when they come back. Amare won't be the same player, no matter what kind of come back he has.