OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mike Woodson said the Knicks don't plan to waive Rasheed Wallace to add another healthy big man, but he wouldn't rule out making a move.
Wallace (foot surgery) and Amar'e Stoudemire, who had his right knee scoped yesterday, are lost for at least the regular season. Woodson said he will talk to general manager Glen Grunwald after this five-game trip "and start assessing" their options.
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"I think we have until the latter part of March to make some decisions," Woodson said.
To add someone, the Knicks would have to subtract someone. It doesn't make sense to cut a healthy body. But Woodson was adamant that it won't be Wallace, who is on this trip.
"I never made that statement about waiving Rasheed," he said. "Rasheed still has a chance to bounce back. As we go up this road, we've just got to wait and see -- are these guys able to come back for us?"
This means a bigger role for Kenyon Martin. He likely will be signed for the rest of the season when his second 10-day deal expires this week.
Amar'e tweetsStoudemire vowed on his official Twitter page that he will be back: "This is the life that the most high chose for me. I have to keep my faith in him. I will return again & again & again to lead The Knicks to fight for a championship."
Melo's Denver return Carmelo Anthony said he'll have many emotions when he returns to Denver on Wednesday for the first time since being traded in 2011, and he wasn't worried about his knee injury keeping him out. "I'm very happy to go back and play, but if I wasn't able to play, I wouldn't be upset about missing that game," Anthony said.