After missing Saturday's win over the Nets, Amar'e Stoudemire's availability for Wednesday's game against the Hawks is in question. That game is the only one to be played between now and the All-Star game, in which Stoudemire is expected to start. If he feels up to it, Stoudemire may suit up on Wednesday, or he may opt for the full week of rest (and maybe even take it easy during All-Star weekend). From the New York Post:
"Hopefully I'm 100 percent by Wednesday, then the All-Star Game is a go. If not, I probably won't play as much."
"It's not exactly turf toe, but it's hard to put pressure down," Stoudemire said. "It will be extremely tough to run and jump on it. After the game it felt sore. I woke up this morning and I couldn't put any pressure on it. I came in this afternoon for treatment, went through a few tests and it's extremely sore."
Stoudemire's absence on Sunday was his first of the season. The Knicks shot 16-34 from outside without him and defeated the Nets 105-95.