30 minutes is all Amar’e Stoudemire has on the court during games these days, as determined by the Knicks’ medical staff with some input from his Knicks coach, Mike Woodson. The rule stems from his issues with his knees, which make him such a medical risk that his contract is not insured. But is Amar’e mad about it? Nope!
“That’s fine,” Stoudemire said when asked about the restriction. “I have no problem with it at all. “I can be very productive in 30 minutes.”
When his coach was asked to comment, he was also just as satisfied. “I think a lot of things can be done in 30 minutes. I’m ecstatic,” he said. “I look at it in the long run his minutes are limited to 30 and if he is talking about extending his career I think it’s a great position to be in.”