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Stoudemire 'totally open' to bench role

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07:59 AM ET 12.19 | Whether Amar'e Stoudemire will be home for Christmas -- and not with the Knicks in Los Angeles -- remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: He's willing to become a $100 million sixth man. [Stoudemire said Tuesda] he will do "whatever it takes," including accepting a role off the Knicks' bench, to win and avoid disrupting team chemistry once he returns following left knee surgery. ... "You guys [media] know me. Ever since I've been here, I've been all about winning and been a total team player. So whatever it takes to win, that's the goal." Even if it takes coming off the bench. "I'm totally open to it," he said. "I've been here for three years now. You should know how much of a team player I am."

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December 19, 2012  08:44 AM ET

he will be on the bench punching some glass

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December 19, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Beggars Can't Be Choosers, Bro.

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December 19, 2012  10:17 AM ET

My question is why would a overpaid bench player mind coming off the bench, particularly when it is obvious that thats what you are at this point in your career? There has been a presidence before, in fact a HOF presidence. Bob McAdoo, yeah HOF'er McAdoo, came off the bench for the Lakers and excelled very much so. At the time McAdoo was a 3x consecutive ex-scoring champion and in my opinion, a far greater player than Stat could ever hope to be. I'm really hoping that the Knicks could ship his **** out and get a helpful good return for him. I like that this cat Stat, now know his place, and after being on the bench while injured for so long, that he has now been benchamatized. I like that he knows his place. Keep that attitude even if we are stuck with you Stat. I am hopeful that you can help us in that capacity! Apple!

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