Amar'e Stoudemire: Could Be Ready Soon Staff

Update: Stoudemire (knee) could be back for the second round of the playoffs, reports.

Recommendation: Stoudemire is unlikely to play in a potential Game 7 against the Celtics on Sunday, but the Knicks are hoping he can return for the second round. He has been out since March 7 with a right knee debridement but was able to do non-contact work Thursday and could start participating in contact drills in the upcoming days.