Stoudemire took contact in practice but did not scrimmage, according to Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
“It’s all about being efficient,” Stoudemire said, according to Begley. “My goal is to be the most efficient player in this league.”
Stoudemire underwent his third knee surgery in 12 months over the summer and has not played in the Knicks’ first four preseason games.
On media day, he spoke about limiting his minutes during the preseason and regular season in an effort to “prolong” his career.
“The whole objective is to prolong my career, my season, to make sure I’m ready for the postseason when the ball really counts,” he said then. “And that’s the whole goal. Right now, unfortunately my career has been somewhat detained with injuries throughout the last few years of my career. So now it’s just a matter of trying to maintain strength and health, to have some solid and very productive years.”
Woodson also told reporters Saturday that he hopes Kenyon Martin, who is still coping with an ankle injury, can play in the opener.
Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.