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Stoudemire, Nash expected to return on Christmas

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07:48 PM ET 12.17 | According to a few tweets from Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Amare Stoudemire has been cleared to practice, making him one step closer to returning from knee surgery. He will be flying down to Erie to practice with the BayHawks, the New York Knicks' D-League affiliate team. Why? Head coach Mike Woodson doesn't think he'll have sufficient time to get it going in the next few practices and doesn't want to stunt STAT's arrival time. According to an earlier report from SLAM Online, Amare has set the Knicks' Christmas game against the Los Angeles Lakers as a possible season debut. Carmelo Anthony on the other hand has missed the past few games with a sprained ankle. He doesn't have a strict timetable for his return but chances are he'll be ready to go by Dec. 25.

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December 18, 2012  06:49 AM ET

They better trade stoudamire before he mess up the team

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December 18, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Get well soon Nash, the Lakers are looking as if they will turn the corner soon after playing below five hundred teams recently. It's about time to stop milking the pay check. You have a prime example on the team that plays through pain even if it's just a mild contusion.

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December 18, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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So which one will be the lump of coal? The Knicks are on a roll without Stat but the Lakers view Nash as the savior. This shall be interesting...

Im going with the Lakers... beside the Knicks need Stat right about now

December 18, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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did Jeremy Linn beat the crap out of the Knicks last night???is that what happened? i was not sure....

:( yep

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December 18, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Unlike many of you may think, a lotta New Yorkers aren't eagerly awaiting this biitttch Stat's return, just the opposite!

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