Amar'e Stoudemire was supposed to be the savior of the New York Knicks. Instead, the Big Apple's basketball fans have fallen in the past week for point guard Jeremy Lin, who has led the team to its season-high five-game winning streak.
Stoudemire has missed the last four games as he mourned the sudden death of his brother. Now he may be back in the lineup for the team Tuesday when it takes on the Toronto Raptors Tuesday "if he is mentally and physically ready," according to the New York Post.
There is some fear that the return of Stoudemire could upset the chemistry of the team's winning ways, the paper notes, though you'll never hear that from Lin. Meanwhile, the Post notes that it remains unclear when Carmelo Anthony, who has been out with a groin strain since Feb. 6, will return to the lineup.
"When they come back, I don't know how long or even if there will be an adjustment period, but I think obviously they're two of the top players in the league," Lin said, according to the Post. "We just have to find a way to quickly come together and ride this momentum. … We don't know how good we'll be. The potential is there."