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Amar'e Stoudemire

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
After being limited by injury to just 29 games in 2012-13, Knicks co-captain enjoyed a renaissance season as vital contributor both as a starter and off the bench...Over 65 games (21 starts), Amar’e averaged 11.9 ppg (fourth on team) and 4.9 rpg, shooting .557 (311-558) over 22.6 mpg...Appeared in most games (65) since he played in 78 contests in his debut NYK season of 2010-11...Senior Knick in terms of continuous service completed his fourth season in NY, 12th NBA season overall.

Led Knicks in scoring five times, rebounds six times...Recorded nine 20+ scoring games (five as a starter, four off the bench) and five double-doubles...Logged 30+ minutes 15 times...Had double-figure points in 20 of his last 21 games (Mar. 2-Apr. 16), averaging 16.0 ppg (335) in that span...Played in 700th career NBA game on Jan. 11 at Philadelphia; scored 15,000th career point on Apr. 15 at Brooklyn.

Finished sixth in the NBA in field goal pct. (.557), marking the fifth time in the last eight years in which he’s ranked among NBA Top Ten in FG pct....Completed the 2013-14 season seventh among active players in FG pct. (.535, based on 1,000 FGM) and eighth in scoring average (20.4).

Start/Bench
As a starter (21 games, Knicks 14-7), Amar’e averaged 15.7 ppg (330) and 6.0 rpg (125) on 131-228 FGA (.575) over 28.1 mpg (589)....Scored 20+ points five times as a starter...Made first start of season on Feb. 24 vs. Mavs...Started each of his last 20 regular season games (Mar. 3-Apr. 16).

Off the bench (44 games), he notched 10.0 ppg (442), 4.4 rpg (195) and shot 180-330 (.577) over 19.9 mpg (877). . Scored 20+ points four times off the bench...Came off the bench in each of his first 42 games (Oct 31-Feb. 22).

Injuries
After missing 53 games due to injury in 2012-13 (knees), missed just nine contests due to injury in 2013-14...Missed seven straight games, Jan. 17-30, due to sprained left ankle/bone bruise suffered on Jan. 16 at Indiana...Missed two games in February (Feb. 19, 28) due to sore left knee...DNP (CD) four times, listed as inactive three times...Missed two additional games due to rest/recovery.

Key Games
Dec. 11: Off-the-bench force in win over Bulls with 14 points (7-11 FGA) and nine rebounds in 30 minutes...Nailed 18-foot jumper with 2:34 left to put NY ahead to stay (76-74) after Knicks had squandered a 23-point second half lead.
Dec. 25: Scored team-high 22 points (10-16 FGA) in Christmas loss to Thunder...Led team in scoring after Anthony (DNP, ankle) had led NYK in each of the season’s first 27 games.
Dec. 28: Team-high 23 points (9-12 FGA) in loss at Toronto.
Jan. 9: Key factor in win over Heat with 14 points (7-12 FGA) and 11 rebounds in 27 bench minutes.
Jan. 11: Marked 700th career NBA game with game-high 21 points (8-10 FGA) in win at Philadelphia.
Mar. 2-3: Went 16-19 FGA (.842) over two-game stretch...On Mar. 2, went 7-8 FGA (14 pts) in ABC loss at Chicago. Fouled out in 22:48, Knicks’ quickest DQ of season...On Mar. 3, went 9-11 FGA (22 pts) in loss at Detroit.
Mar. 8: Key factor in win at Cleveland with 17 points (7-16 FGA), game-high 12 rebounds (six offensive) and season-highs four assists and three blocks in 28 starting minutes.
Mar. 10: With Chandler out (personal), started at center and turned in vintage performance in win over Sixers with 23 points (9-10 FGA) and six rebounds in 30 minutes.
Mar. 19: Scored 21 points (8-15 FGA) in win over Pacers.
Mar. 21: Double-double effort in win at Philadelphia with 22 points (10-15 FGA) and 10 rebounds in 28 starting minutes.
Mar. 30: Hauled in a season-high 13 rebounds (six offensive) with 15 points (5-14 FGA) in win at Golden State.
Apr. 11: Season-high 24 points (10-14 FGA) with 11 rebounds in season-high 40 starting minutes in win at Toronto.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Knicks): Co-captain had emerged as game-changing force off the bench when his year was cut short in early March by second knee debridement of season...Appeared in 29 games (all off the bench) and averaged 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds with .577 shooting (154-267) over 23.5 minutes...Shot .808 (105-130) from the line...Season Highs: Points: 22 (three times); Assists: 2 (twice); Rebounds: 9 (twice)...Notched six 20-plus scoring games off the bench (season-high 22 points, three times)...Recorded double-figure points in 24 of his 29 games, including each of his last eight (134 points, 16.8 ppg)...Went 10-10 FGA (one shy of Knicks mark) for 21 points on Feb. 2 vs. Kings...Had come off the bench just 17 times in his NBA career prior to doing so in all 29 games in 2012-13...Scored 14,000th career point on Feb. 1 vs. Bucks...The Knees: Season’s start was delayed following left knee debridement, performed on Oct. 13, 2012...Missed season’s first 30 games, Nov. 11-Dec. 28, then appeared in 29 straight contests from Jan. 1-Mar. 7...Underwent right knee debridement on Mar. 11, performed by Dr. Ainsworth Allen, and missed the remainder of the regular season (missed a total of 53 games due to injury)...As part of early-season rehab, was assigned to Erie of the NBA D-League on Dec. 18, recalled on Dec. 21 (did not play for Erie)...Key Games: Made belated season debut with six points in 17 bench minutes in loss to Blazers, Jan. 1. Snapped a string of 417 consecutive regular season starts, coming off the bench for the first time since Nov. 4, 2006 for Suns at Clippers (11 mins, 2 pts, 1 reb)...Key figure in win at Boston, Jan. 24, with 15 points and season-high nine rebounds as Knicks snapped 11-game regular season losing streak in Beantown....Went 10-10 FGA en route to 21 points in rout of Kings, Feb. 2. Fell one FGM short of Knicks club record for “best perfect” shooting game (11-11 FGA by Bernard King in ‘84 and Johnny Newman in ’88)...Went 9-10 FGA en route to season-high 22 points in win over Sixers, Feb. 24....Spearheaded comeback win (from 22 down) at Cleveland with season-high-tying 22 points (10-15 FGA) in season-high 32 bench minutes, Mar. 4...Main factor in win at Detroit, Mar. 6, with 22 points and season-high-tying nine rebounds…In The Playoffs: After missing regular season’s final 23 games (right knee), returned to action for the final four Playoff games, averaging 3.8 points, with 5-13 FGA (.385), over 8.1 minutes in four games off the bench in East Semis vs. Pacers...Came off the bench for the first time after starting each of his prior 60 career Playoff games.

2011-12 (Knicks): Persevered through injury and personal tragedy...Over 47 games (all starts), averaged 17.5 points...Had 18 20-plus scoring games, one 30-plus game (season-high 34 points vs. Bulls, Feb. 2) and 16 double-doubles...Missed a total of 15 games due to injury: two (Dec. 31-Jan. 2) with sprained left ankle, 13 (Mar. 26-Apr. 18) with bulging disc, lower back...Missed four games (Feb. 6-11) following tragic death of his brother Hazell in a car accident in Lake Wells, FL, on Feb. 6...Limited to just six points in loss at Memphis, Jan. 12, ending a streak of 137 consecutive regular season double-figure scoring games...Valiant effort in loss to Bulls with season high 34 points, Feb. 2; lone 30-plus effort of season...Averaged 15.3 points .556 shooting (20-36) in four games (all starts) in injury-shortened first round Playoff series vs. Miami...Topped 2012 NBA Playoff leader board in FG pct. (.556)...Had 18 points in Game Two, but suffered lacerated left hand post-game...Inactive (hand) in Game Three...Returned for inspirational performance in Game Four win at MSG with serieshigh 20 points and game-high 10 rebounds.

2010-11 (Knicks): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...In debut NYK season, led Knicks to first NBA Playoff berth, averaging 25.3 points (sixth in NBA), 8.2 rebounds (23rd) and 1.92 blocks (seventh) over 78 games (all starts)...Named to 2010-11 All-NBA Second Team, first Knick to earn All-NBA honors since Patrick Ewing (Second Team) in 1996-97...Ninth in balloting for 2010-11 KIA NBA Most Valuable Player award; highest MVP finish for a Knick since Ewing in 1996-97 (eighth)... Recorded highest-scoring average for a Knick over a full season since Ewing (26.6) in 1990-91...Notched career bests in total assists (202) and apg (2.6)...Missed four games due to injury (one with sprained right big toe; three with sprained left ankle)...Scored 30-plus points in a club record nine consecutive games, Nov. 28-Dec. 15 (34.4 ppg), breaking mark of seven straight by Willie Naulls (Feb. 22-Mar. 4, 1962)...Scored 20-plus points in 26 consecutive games, Nov. 24-Jan. 19 (28.5 ppg)...Recorded three 40-plus scoring games (41 points each time); on Jan. 17 vs. Suns, Feb. 6 vs. Sixers and Mar. 4 vs. Cavs...Scored 29 points for East at 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Los Angeles (sixth All-Star selection, third straight start); first Knick voted All-Star starter since Patrick Ewing for 1997 Game at Cleveland (DNP, strained left groin)...Assistant coach for Rookie squad at T-Mobile Rookie Challenge...Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (periods ending Nov. 21 and Dec. 5)...Scored 20 points with six blocks in win at Charlotte, Nov. 24, 2010, including clutch rejection of Stephen Jackson’s dunk attempt in final minute. Played game’s final minute with blank jersey front, the numeral 1 having come off...Logged career-high 54 minutes (37 pts, 15 reb, season-high 7 ast) in 2OT win at Detroit, Nov. 28...Averaged 14.5 points over 33.5 minutes in first-round Playoff loss to Boston, starting all four games despite being hobbled with back spasms (initially suffered back spasms prior to Game Two)...

2009-10 (Suns): NBA All-Star... All-NBA Second Team...Had 23.1 ppg (10th in NBA), 8.9 rpg (17th) and .557 shooting (seventh) over 82 games (all starts) in final Suns season...Joined Toronto’s Chris Bosh as only players to average 22 points and eight rebs...Western Conference Player of the Month for March...Led NBA in points in the paint (1,110) and was second in dunks (187, trailing Orlando’s Dwight Howard, 197)...Started NBA All-Star Game (12 pts, 10 reb) at Dallas...Season-high 44 points vs. Jazz, Mar. 19...Started all 16 games in Suns’ march to Western Conference Finals, with 22.2 ppg...Averaged 25.0 points in West Finals vs. Lakers, tying career Playoff high with 42 points in Suns’ win in Game Three at Phoenix (May 23, 2010).

2008-09 (Suns): NBA All-Star...Season cut short due to eye surgery...Averaged 21.4 points in 53 games (all starts)... Season-high 49 points on Nov. 5 at Indiana (17-21 FGA, 15-15 FTA), adding 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals, joining Hall of Famer Rick Barry (1974) as only NBA players to record a game of 49-10-5-5...Season-high 20 rebounds on Dec. 6 vs. Jazz... Started for West squad at NBA All-Star 2009 at Phoenix (19 points)...Suffered detached retina (right eye) following collision with Clippers’ Al Thornton at LA, Feb. 19, 2009. Finished game and wound up with 42 points in 36 mins...Underwent surgery to repair detached retina on Feb. 20, 2009, and missed season’s final 29 games...

2007-08 (Suns): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...Averaged 25.2 points (fifth in NBA), 9.1 rebounds (18th in NBA) and shot career-high .590 (fifth)...Career-highs in total blocks (163) and blocks per game (2.06, sixth in NBA)...Scored 18 points for West in NBA All-Star 2008 at New Orleans...Went Suns single-game record 20-20 FTA on Mar. 22 vs. Rockets...Had 23.2 ppg in five games (all starts) in first round Playoff loss to Spurs...

2006-07 (Suns): NBA All-Star...All-NBA First Team...Returned to action with a vengeance, averaging 20.4 points (18th in NBA), career-high 9.6 rebounds (ninth) and 1.34 blocks (23rd) with .575 shooting (fifth)...Appeared in all 82 games (78 starts)...Three 40-plus scoring games, with season-high 43 at Atlanta, Feb. 25...Had two 20-plus rebound games, with career-high 23 rebounds vs. Spurs on Feb. 1, 2007...Scored 29 points in West’s triumph at NBA All-Star 2007 at Las Vegas, Feb. 18...Stellar post-season run with 25.3 ppg and 12.1 rpg in 10 games (all starts) vs. Lakers and Spurs...Career Playoff high 21 rebounds in Game Four of first round vs. Lakers (Apr. 29, 2007)...Suspended (with Boris Diaw) for Game Five of West Semis vs. Spurs for leaving immediate vicinity of the bench during altercation in final seconds of Suns’ Game Four win (May 14, 2007)...

2005-06 (Suns): Missed all but three games due to two separate knee surgeries (one on each knee)...Underwent left knee microfracture surgery, Oct. 11, 2005...Returned to action in March (8.7 ppg in three games)...Then underwent arthroscopic surgery on right knee, Apr. 5, 2006...Sidelined for NBA Playoffs as Suns advanced to West Finals for second straight season...

2004-05 (Suns): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...Earned All-NBA Second Team honors with career-high 26.0 ppg (fifth in NBA), 8.9 rpg (17th) and .559 FG pct. (second in NBA to Shaquille O’Neal’s .601 for Heat)...Scored career-high 50 points (20-27 FGA) on Jan. 2, 2005 vs. Blazers...Set Suns single-season records for both FTM (583) and FTA (795)...Attempted career-high 23 FTA (made 15) in win over Knicks at MSG, Jan. 25, 2005...Made first NBA All-Star appearance (6 pts, 9 reb) at Denver, Feb. 20...Standout Playoff run with 29.9 ppg in 15 games (all starts) as Suns drove to West Finals...Set Suns record for highest scoring average in a single post-season (29.9)...Had three 40-plus Playoff games, with career Playoff high 42 points vs. Spurs in Game Five of West Finals (Jun. 1, 2005)...

2003-04 (Suns): Career high and Suns single-game record 10 blocks vs. Jazz, Feb. 7, 2004 (also by Larry Nance at Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1988)...MVP of got milk? Rookie Challenge at Los Angeles (36 points; Rookie Game scoring record later broken by Kevin Durant)...Missed 27 games with sprained left ankle...

2002-03 (Suns): NBA Rookie of the Year...All-Rookie First Team...Averaged 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds, playing all 82 games (71 starts)...Led NBA rookies in rebounding (8.8) and was second in scoring (13.5) and minutes (31.3)...Scored 18 points for Rookie squad in got milk? Rookie Challenge at Atlanta...

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Phoenix (ninth overall) in 2002 NBA Draft...Acquired by Knicks via sign-and-trade, Jul. 9, 2010.

U-S-A:
Earned bronze medal as a member of Team USA at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, averaging 2.8 points in eight games... Won a gold medal at the 2007 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Las Vegas as a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team...Was one of 23 players named to USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team in 2006, but did not make final roster after deciding to continue knee rehab.

COMMUNITY CORNER:
One of Knicks’ most visible and popular players...Joined the rest of his teammates along with the Knicks coaching staff, alumni and a galaxy of A-list celebrities at the 15th annual Knicks Bowl presented by Foot Locker at Bowlmor Lanes at Chelsea Piers, Feb. 10, 2014, the gala, star-studded event that has raised over $2.5 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation...Teamed up with Tyson Chandler, Metta World Peace, Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Andrea Bargnani, Pablo Prigioni, Beno Udrih, Kenyon Martin and the Knicks’ coaching staff to host WHEDco families at Knicks/Garden of Dreams Holiday Shopping Spree at Target in White Plains, Dec. 20...Joined Carmelo Anthony, Metta World Peace, Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr., Pablo Prigioni, Andrea Bargnani and Knicks alumni Jerome Williams for annual Garden of Dreams Toy Drive/Player Forum at the Garden Theatre, Dec. 3...Joined Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony, Metta World Peace, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Pablo Prigioni, Andrea Bargnani, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kenyon Martin to host 100 children from Harlem Dowling, a Garden of Dreams partner organization, at the annual Knicks Season Launch Party and NBA Fit basketball clinic at MSG Training Center, Oct 28...Greeted Knicks fans along with Metta World Peace at Foot Locker on 7th Avenue next to MSG for gala unveiling of Knicks’ new orange uniforms, Oct 26.

OFF THE COURT:
Teamed up with his personal chef, Max Hardy, to author national best-seller “Cooking with Amar’e: 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen” (It Books, 2014)...Purchased 190-acre farm in upstate Dutchess County in Jan. 2014...Celebrated 31st birthday with gala, star-studded party at The General, Nov. 16, with teammates Iman Shumpert and Andrea Bargnani, Bucks’ Drew Gooden and Yankees’ CC Sabathia; and at subsequent party later that night at Finale which featured command performance by Fabolous...Celebrated Knicks’ 2013-14 season with Iman Shumpert and MLB’s Carlos Beltran and Eddie Murray at Philippe Chow restaurant in Dec. ’13...Attended ENINOIR Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Fashion Show, Feb. 11, 2014...Emerged victorious in charity bidding for a visit to the exclusive Chanel-owned Chateau Rauzan-Segla winery in France as part of the Henry Street Settlement gala, star-studded benefit at the Plaza Hotel, Apr. 8, 2014...Picked out a new wardrobe for ESPN star Michael Smith as part of ESPN The Magazine’s “Revenge of the Jocks” issue in fall 2013...Starred in TV commercials for DirecTV NBA League Pass and NBA.com mobile app...Among the more than 200,000 Twitter followers of Instagram fitness sensation Jen Selter...Attended a fashion show with wife Alexis in Milan, Italy in Sept 2013...Honored guest at 2013 MET Gala Costume Institute Ball in May 2013...In Sept 2013, joined Bethenny Frankel, Stacey Bendet and Contantine Maroulis and their families for a special celebrity screening of the film “The Little Mermaid”...On Oct 3, 2013, it was announced that Amar’e’s No. 1 Knicks jersey was the seventh-best selling NBA jersey in Latin America for the 2012-13 season...Hosted Leonardo DiCaprio and Drake and joined Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Hailee Steinfeld, Ne-Yo, Ryan Lochte and Mets superstar Matt Harvey at Calvin Klein’s party for Francisco Costa at New York Fashion Week in September 2013...Attended Perrier-Jouet’s Nuit Blanche unveiling at SL East in August 2013.

PERSONAL:
Personal: Amar’e Carsares Stoudemire...Name is pronounced AH-mahr-AY...Nicknamed STAT (Standing Tall and Talented) and has that name tattooed on his right arm...Married Alexis Welch on Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12); couple was engaged in Paris in June 2012...Amar’e and Alexis celebrated the birth of their son on May 22, 2013...Also has a son and two daughters...Father passed away when he was 12 years old...Son of Carrie Stoudemire, has three brothers: Marwan, Jerrell and Calvin; and three sisters: Delillah, Chiquitta and Dasia...A fourth brother, Hazell Jr., was tragically killed in an automobile crash in Florida on Feb. 6, 2012...Enrolled at University of Miami (FL) in summer 2012, pursuing Bachelor of General Studies degree...Visited Israel in two of last three summers...Served as judge at 2013 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City...Winner of “Wheel of Fortune’s” NBA Week in 2003 and donated earnings to the Boys and Girls Club....Has twice been featured as the cover athlete for Sony’s video game NBA ’06 and NBA ’08...Didn’t start playing basketball until he was 14 years old...Named to Parade Magazine All- America High School Boys Basketball First Team and to 2002 USA Today Boys Basketball First Team...Named Mr. Basketball by the state of Florida following senior season in 2001-02...As a senior at Cypress Creek, averaged 29.1 points and 15 rebounds... Scored 10 points in the 2002 McDonald’s All-America Game at MSG, Apr. 4, 2002…For news and community updates, visit www.amarestoudemire.com.

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Vitals

Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: November 16, 1982
From: Cypress Creek (FL)
Draft: 1st Round (9th pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2011 - 2013
  Phoenix Suns 2010 - 2010
  New York Knicks 2010 - 2010
  Phoenix Suns 2002 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: Cypress Creek (Orlando, FL)/USA

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