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Knicks could look to Amar'e Stoudemire more tomorrow

Mike Woodson talks with Amar'e Stoudemire during a

Mike Woodson talks with Amar'e Stoudemire during a timeout against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013) Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Knicks went to Amar’e Stoudemire against San Antonio more than they did in his debut, and could look for him more Saturday in Orlando.

Stoudemire needs to knock off the rust, though.

In his debut against Portland, he was 3-for-8 with six points in 17 minutes and missed a couple of shots in the paint.

Stoudemire shot 4-for-10 against the Spurs with 10 points in 21 minutes. He had his shot blocked three times and the ball slapped away from him once.

But he was on the court at the end of the blowout because he had to get more work in and improve his conditioning.

“I feel good,” Stoudemire said. “I got a little bit tired out there. I feel that I’m in better shape than I thought I would be at this point.”

He could get more touches and more minutes against Orlando.

“He’s done everything possible to get back on the floor to play basketball and help this team win,” Woodson said. “It’ll come. He has to get in a little better shape. But having said that, I think he’s going to help us even more down the road.”

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