Amar’e Stoudemire, who has kept a low profile since being sidelined with a bulging disk in his back, told ThePostGame that he will be back in the Knicks’ lineup Friday in Cleveland.
Out since March 24, Stoudemire went into greater detail about his status and the Knicks in a video he released at the same time.
The Knicks have four games left in the regular season, and barring a complete collapse, they should make the playoffs as either the seventh or eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. That means a first-round matchup against Chicago or Miami. Stoudemire says the opponent doesn’t matter in terms of basketball. But he does have a preference when other factors are considered.
“As far as weather and city, I’d rather be in Miami,” he says.