By Michael Wallace

NBA veteran Amar’e Stoudemire believes his improved health, deep ties to new teammates and a willingness to play any role will help him push the Miami Heat back into title contention.

“It’s whatever the coaching staff asks,” Stoudemire said during a media conference call Tuesday. “I can play however much or however long he needs me to. You know, it’s whatever it takes to win.”

That’s expected to require the six-time All-Star to come off the bench and accept limited minutes in Miami’s power rotation behind starters Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside. Stoudemire, 32, was the latest addition in an offseason retooling for the Heat, who are regrouping from their first losing season in six years after a 37-45 finish.

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