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The good news for the banged-up #Knicks is this. They have only 1 game in the next 7 days, 2 in the next 8 &
3 in the next 11.
For a team with a whole slew of injuries and ailments, that is good news.
"It is no secret that we have the oldest team," J.R. Smith said Sunday following the team's 100-87 win over New Orleans at MSG. "We can definitely use the time off and recover. It is going to be fun. It is the first time abroad during the regular season. It is going to be interesting."
After practice today, the Knicks will jump on a plane and cross the pond to London where they will practice once or twice before Thursday's game with the Detroit Pistons.
Carmelo Anthony will have some time to eat a few steaks -- or whatever he chooses -- after fasting for 15 days and losing energy.
Iman Shumpert could make his season debut Thursday after missing the first 37 games with ACL recovery.
"Just to have him back in uniform will be nice," coach Mike Woodson said.
Raymond Felton (fractured pinky), Rasheed Wallace (stress reaction) and Marcus Camby (plantar fasciitis) remain out for the Knicks. Felton is out 4-6 weeks, Wallace is officially listed as day-to-day and Camby is out 2-4 weeks.
On top of that, Jason Kidd could use the rest as he's battled ankle injuries and seen his production dip significantly since earlier in the season.
Also, Ama're Stoudemire is working his back from offseason knee surgery and is now cleared to play 25-30 minutes per game.
"It is coming," Stoudemire said of his return to form after scoring 12 points in 23 minutes. "I feel great. My main goal is to get better defensively. I am accepting every challenge Coach Woodson has brought me. Offense is going to come. I have been a solid offensive player my entire career. That is going to happen."