GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert could return from injuries Wednesday, giving the New York Knicks some sorely needed scoring punch.
Both players took part in a light practice Tuesday and then played in a 3-on-3 workout on a short court. The Knicks say both players will be game-time decisions against Charlotte.
Stoudemire has missed two straight games with a sprained left ankle, while Shumpert has been sidelined since spraining a right knee ligament in the season opener on Christmas. Without them, the Knicks shot just 36 percent in a 90-85 loss to Toronto on Monday.
Shumpert, their first-round pick, seems well ahead of schedule. The Knicks said he could miss two to four weeks after he was hurt after scoring 11 points in his NBA debut.
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