Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter
“I have a lot of talent left in this body to still improve as a player and become my dominant self again, which I feel that I’m at now,” Stoudemire said after going for 15 points and 7 rebounds in Wednesday’s 94-90 loss to the Blazers.
“And so when the opportunity presents itself then I’ll show you guys what I can do.”
Stoudemire has been grousing about his minutes of late and taking not-so-veiled shots at coach Mike Woodson.
He played 21 minutes against Portland, including six in the fourth period.
“I feel better than I did when I first got here, just as strong” said Stoudemire, averaging 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. “My game feels like it’s polished a little bit more since that first year so I feel great. The fact that I’m healthy and I feel great and so whatever happens, happens.”
Stoudemire, 31, has one year and $23.4 million left on his Knicks’ deal but sounded as if he believes he can still play at a high level for a number of years.
“Oh, man,” he said, “I got a lot of game left in this body.”
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