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Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks warms up before playing against the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 21, 2011)

2011 Knicks training camp

Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and the rest of the Knicks prepare for the start of the 2011-12 NBA regular season.

Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks celebrates
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Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks celebrates a basket against the New Jersey Nets during their preseason game. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks
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Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks warms up before playing against the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Injured Baron Davis of the New York Knicks
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Injured Baron Davis of the New York Knicks looks on against the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 21, 2011)

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Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks
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Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks goes to the hoop against the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks
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Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks goes to the hoop against the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks
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Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks celebrates a play against the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks in action against the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks
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Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks against Jerome Jordan #44 during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

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Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks during
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Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

Mike Bibby #20 of the New York Knicks
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Mike Bibby #20 of the New York Knicks during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks
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Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks against Toney Douglas #23 during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

Landry Fields #2 of the New York Knicks
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Landry Fields #2 of the New York Knicks controls the ball against Devin Green #13 during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York
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Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

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Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York
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Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks talks with Devin Green #13 during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony #7 and Amare Stoudemire #1 of
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Carmelo Anthony #7 and Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 20, 2011)

Tyson Chandler of the Knicks gets a tap
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Tyson Chandler of the Knicks gets a tap from head coach Mike D'Antoni as he takes practice shots at Madison Square Garden Training Center. (Dec. 12, 2011)

From left, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire,
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From left, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, center Tyson Chandler, and forward Carmelo Anthony address members of the media. (Dec. 12, 2011)

New York Knicks forward Jared Jeffries, left, goes
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New York Knicks forward Jared Jeffries, left, goes up against Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire during team practice at the Knick's training facility. (Dec. 12, 2011)

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Amar'e Stoudemire of the Knicks walks towards the
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the Knicks walks towards the basket as he takes practice shots at Madison Square Garden Training Center. (Dec. 12, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks speaks during a
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Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks speaks during a news conference during Media Day at Madison Square Garden Training Center. (Dec. 12, 2011)

From left, New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire,
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From left, New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire, center Tyson Chandler, and forward Carmelo Anthony address members of the media during a press conference. (Dec. 12, 2011)

From left, Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Carmelo
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From left, Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks take a seat to start a news conference during Media Day. (Dec. 12, 2011)

Amar'e Stoudemire of the Knicks takes it easy
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the Knicks takes it easy just as an interview begins during Media Day at Madison Square Garden Training Center. (Dec. 12, 2011)

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New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert and Amar'e
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New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert and Amar'e Stoudemire, second from right, defend against Renaldo Balkman, center with ball, during practice at the Knick's training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y. (Dec. 12, 2011)

Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni speaks during a
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Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni speaks during a news conference during Media Day at Madison Square Garden Training Center. (Dec. 12, 2011)

Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni speaks during a
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Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni speaks during a news conference during Media Day at Madison Square Garden Training Center. (Dec. 12, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks speaks
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks speaks to the media during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

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Renaldo Balkman of the New York Knicks works
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Renaldo Balkman of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks speaks
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks speaks to the media during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks speaks
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks speaks to the media during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks speaks
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks speaks to the media during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works
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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Renaldo Balkman of the New York Knicks works
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Renaldo Balkman of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks speaks with the media during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works
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Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks works out during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks speaks with the media during training camp at Madison Square Garden training center. (Dec. 9, 2011)

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