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Stoudemire Calls Out Mavericks Teammates

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Amar'e Stoudemire is not happy with the play of his new team and voiced his displeasure after their loss on Tuesday night.

The Mavericks are 5-6 since Stoudemire came over after the Knicks bought his contract out.

"I came here to win, and we're [4 ½] games out of being out of the playoffs, which is unacceptable," Stoudemire said after their 127-94 loss to the Cavaliers. "This is something we can't accept. We've got to find a way to refocus. We've got to key into the details of the game of basketball."

"We can't cheat the game. We can't screw around in games and practices and joke around all the time and figure we're going to win games," Stoudemire continued. "This is the pros. It's the highest level of basketball. We've got to act that way."

Stoudemire is averaging 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game.

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle echoed Stoudemire's view. "Well, we're going to find out what we're made of from here," he said. "This is the lowest point we've been at. When you get to this point, everyone has to come together."

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Report: Stoudemire Joining Mavericks

NBA via New York Knicks(DALLAS, Tx.) -- The Dallas Mavericks are on the brink of signing Amar'e Stoudemire after his recent contract buyout from the New York Knicks.

Stoudemire cleared waivers Monday night and has committed to joining the Mavericks, according to

After acquiring Rajon Rondo from the Celtics earlier this season, Dallas has been intent on adding size to its front court. The Mavericks were also interested in signing Jermaine O'Neal, who has been rehabbing a knee injury, but the 6'11" O'Neal announced on his Instagram page that he suffered a setback and would not return this season.

Stoudemire, 32, is currently averaging 12 points and 6.8 rebounds in 26 games this season. 

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Knicks Agree To Buyout of Stoudemire's Contract

NBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- The New York Knicks and Amar'e Stoudemire have agreed to a contractual buyout.

Stoudemire was in the final year of a five-year, $99.7 million contact and after clearing waivers will be free to sign with any team. He was scheduled to make $23.4 million this season.

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Dallas Mavericks appear to be the front-runner to sign the 6'10," 32-year-old power forward.  Other suitors include the Golden State Warriors -- Stoudemire has a relationship with head coach Steve Kerr -- and the Phoenix Suns.

Stoudemire earned his sixth All-Star appearance during the 2010-2011 season with the Knicks, but since that season a change in offensive philosophy and injuries have limited his effectiveness.

In 36 games this season, Stoudemire is averaging 12 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.


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Knicks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Raptors

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Carmelo Anthony had 30 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lead the New York Knicks past the Toronto Raptors Friday night, 108-100.

Amar'e Stoudemire had a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds in the win. 

The victory keeps the Knicks (34-45) slim playoff hopes alive. New York is two games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with each team having three games left to play. 

"We dug such a hole early that it's been tough trying to dig out," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said. "We've got to hope that Atlanta loses the next three and we win three. That's the only way we have a shot."

The Knicks also have to win their games. New York hosts Chicago Sunday, is at Brooklyn Tuesday and finishes off the season at Madison Square Garden against Toronto Wednesday.  

Meanwhile, the Raptors clinched the Atlantic Division title for the first time since the 2006-07 season, when the Hawks beat the Nets 93-88 later in the night. 

"It felt great to win the division," Raptors guard DeMarr DeRozan said after scoring a team-high 26 points in the loss. "I don't think anybody would have picked us to win it, so that's definitely a great accomplishment. We're still anxious, we still want more"

If the playoffs began Saturday morning, Toronto would be the four seed in the East. 

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Knicks Lose Amar'e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin for Two Weeks

Christopher Trottman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Knicks can hardly afford to deal with more injuries but that's exactly what they'll have to do as forwards Amar'e Stoudmire and Kenyon Martin will be out for the next couple weeks with various injuries.

The Knicks announced that Martin has a left ankle sprain and tendonitis, and is expected to return in two weeks.

The 36-year-old Martin was playing 20.3 minutes per game shuffling back and forth between the bench and the starting lineup. He's averaging 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds this season.

Meanwhile, this is just the latest injury setback for Stoudemire, who's now dealing with an ankle injury he suffered against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

"I'm going to bounce back from this and get back to what I was before. Hopefully I'll be back sooner than later," Stoudemire said after the game.

Stoudemire is averaging 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Knicks this season, but was averaging 13.2 points per game off the bench for the team over the past twelve games.

Reserves Cole Aldrich and Jeremy Tyler are expected to get an increase in playing time until Martin and Stoudemire return.

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Thunder Take Care of the Knicks, 123-94

NBA via Oklahoma City Thunder(NEW YORK) -- Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook reminded everyone on Christmas just why he's one of the elite players in the NBA. Led by Westbrook's triple-double, the Thunder took care of the Knicks, 124-94.

Westbrook, along with Durant, was unstoppable for the Thunder on Wednesday. Westbrook wound up with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. Durant scored 26 points, pulled down seven rebounds, and dished out 6 assists. Serge Ibaka also added 24 points.

"I just know that if we play the way we play, team basketball, Thunder basketball, not too many teams that can beat us," Wesrbrook said after the win.

For the Knicks, they were facing an uphill battle from the start of the game as leading scorer Carmelo Anthony was unable to play due to an ankle injury.

"Defensively, we just weren't there tonight," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said after the game.

There were a few bright spots for the Knicks though. Amar'e Stoudemire scored a season-high 22 points and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points.

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Mike Woodson Says Amar'e Stoudemire Out a While, He Disagrees

NBA via New York Knicks(GREENBURGH, N.Y.) -- New York Knicks foward Amar'e Stoudemire's knees are acting up again, something that is all too familiar to fans. Even though Knicks head coach Mike Woodson declared that Stoudemire would miss time with an injury, Stoudemire disagrees with that assessment.

"Amar'e's going to be out a while," Woodson said on Tuesday. "I don't know, but he won't play tomorrow. Kenyon [Martin] is out as well. Hopefully Tyson [Chandler] feels good after tonight, will be able to get back in uniform."

Still, Stoudemire took to Twitter, saying the exact opposite from Coach Woodson. "Fans, IM NOT INJURED, just want u to know I'm ONLY stay'n bk bc of 6 games n 9 days w/ bk2bks! Body & knees feel great!"

Aside from his first season in New York, Stoudemire's health has been a constant source of concern and debate for the team. He now requires a minutes limit and other restrictions that keep him from playing an 82-game schedule.

Stoudemire is in his twelth NBA season, fourth with the Knicks. In 19 games this season, the former All-Star is averaging 7.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

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Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire Growing Frustrated of Minutes Limit

NBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- As the losses continue to pile up for the New York Knicks, power forward Amar'e Stoudemire is starting to get frustrated with the minutes limit that has kept him from being effective this season so far.

"It's making me look like my game is gone or that I don't have game anymore because when you play five minutes, its' just tough to really get in a rhythm," Stoudemire said.

Stoudemire has dealt with knee injuries in recent years since joining the Knicks, and the team has decided to cap his minutes at around 10 per game. As a result, Stoudemire is averaging just 3.2 point and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Stoudemire is a six-time All-Star, and has averaged 21.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. He is still under contract through next season and is being paid $21.67 million this season, and will be paid $45 million combined for this season and next.

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Amar'e Stoudemire Expected to Return to Knicks on Tuesday

NBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- Despite a knee injury, New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudmire is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Charlotte Bobcats.

The team is handling Stoudemire's knee issues carefully, and decided to keep him out of their game Sunday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The team's medical staff has advised that Stoudemire play just 10 minutes a game. It should be worth noting that 30-year-old Stoudemire is making $21.6 million this season.

Forward Kenyon Martin has the same minutes limit, and the team plans on rotating the two players to avoid them participating in back-to-backs.

"Sure, it's tough for both of them," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said about Stoudemire and Martin. "My hands are tied, too. When the medical people release these guys and say that their minutes are ready to go up, then I'll be the first one to give them more minutes. But right now I can't do it."

Stoudemire has undergone three knee procedures in the past 12 months.

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Pacers Push Knicks to Brink of Elimination 

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) --  George Hill scored 26 points, Paul George added 18 and the Indiana Pacers pushed the New York Knicks to the brink of elimination with a 93-82 victory on Tuesday night.

The win moved the Pacers to just one win away from their first conference finals appearance since 2004.

"We wanted it," George said. "For us to come out with that edge, still, after being up 2-1 and being on our floor for Game 4, for us to be up and ready and have an edge to play, it just speaks to how focused we are right now."

Roy Hibbert had a relatively quiet game after dominating the Knicks in the first three games of the series.  He chipped in six points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in 37 minutes.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 24 points, but the rest of the team struggled offensively.  J.R Smith scored 19 points on 7-for-22 shooting and Amar'e Stoudemire was called for four fouls in over 11 minutes, playing in only his second game since March 7.

"I can't lose hope," coach Mike Woodson said. "It takes four games to get out of this series. We go home, we handle our business and we get back here on Friday and see if we can force Game 7."

Game 5 is Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

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