New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is scrimmaging and set to play against the Pacers in Indiana on Saturday

Amare Stoudemire will be a welcome sight for the Knicks against the Pacers on Saturday.

Participating in a half court 3-on-3 scrimmage on Monday, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is destined to play in Game 3 this weekend against the Pacers in Indiana.

The 30-year-old Stoudemire was averaging 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks over 29 games before a cyst burst in his right knee in early March.

Long a gimpy bastard, the six-time All-Star and 2007 All-NBA First Team selection underwent the knife to fix the wound and began partaking in full contact practices last Thursday.

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has already confirmed the 6-foot-11, 245 pound Stoudemire will become an immediate part of the team’s rotation.

Although rusty and not in basketball shape, New York needs STAT to overcome a solid Pacers squad and qualify for the conference finals.

Performing against Paul George, David West, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough, the Knicks desperately miss Stoudemire’s size and scoring production off the bench.

Provided New York somehow manages to trump Indiana, the Knicks simply cannot prevent the Miami Heat from going back-to-back in June without STAT.

Respecting Miami’s trio of future Hall of Famers, it is difficult to envision New York toppling the Heat under any circumstances.

Nevertheless, with Amare Stoudemire on the hardwood, the New York Knicks can compete with Miami and continue seeking their first crown since 1973.

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