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Amar’e Stoudemire does not look good for the regular season. An MRI revealed a popliteal cyst in his crummy knee, and if you don’t know what a popliteal cyst is, allow me to illuminate; it is a buildup of fluid behind the knee joint. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, meaning he won’t be ready for the regular season. Considering his production last season and now more problems this season, I may avoid Stoudemire on draft day. If you already drafted him, well, the good news is he should be back in November.
Other Knicks are also dealing with ailments. J.R. Smith was seen in a walking boot during Wednesday’s practice as he still deals with his Achilles problem, while Marcus Camby has a left calf strain which can keep him out until sometime in November. Camby was not going to end up on any of my teams anyway, but Smith may have. With Camby and STAT no likely to start, the Knicks may rely more on Kurt Thomas, and if he sees 25 minutes per game, he may produce 5.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, and 1.0 BPG. That’s not much to get excited about. Now, with both Smith and Iman Shumpert sidelined, that could give Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton more court time that they otherwise would have split. Smith will likely be back, but how much time he gets upon his return depends on how the team does without him.