Stoudemire had seven points (2-5 FG, 3-6 FT), five rebounds, and two blocks in 16 minutes during the Heat's 98-95 win over the Hornets on Friday. The veteran continues to start while Hassan Whiteside works his way back after a six-game absence with an oblique injury. Over the last five games, Stoudemire is averaging 10.4 points, eight rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 0.4 steals in 20 minutes per contest--but in the last two games--both of which Whiteside played--Stoudmire saw a combined 33 minutes.
Stoudemire will start again Friday against the Hornets, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports. Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench for the second straight game as he continues to work back toward full strength after missing six games with an oblique injury. As such, the veteran Stoudemire will remain in a starting role Friday, though he's unlikely to see more than 20-25 minutes. Whiteside figures to return to a starting role at some point, though coach Erik Spoelstra declined to elaborate on his plans for the center spot beyond Friday.
Stoudemire continues to show signs of life, scoring 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds during 24 minutes in Tuesday's 115-102 loss to the Rockets. Amar'e knows that he doesn't have much time left in the league and is beginning to turn back the clock. He's posted back-to-back double-doubles and is consistently getting 20+ minutes a game with Hassan Whiteside out. The veteran forward shoulder definitely be owned in all deeper leagues until Whiteside is healthy.
Stoudemire was in the starting lineup and recorded a double-double with 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT) and 12 rebounds to go along with three steals and a block in just 21 minutes of Sunday's win over the Hawks. The veteran was starting again for the injured Hassan Whiteside and came through with a very efficient performance despite seeing rather limited playing time. Stoudemire has shown the ability to make a modest fantasy impact in an expanded role, but his playing-time restrictions generally put a firm cap on his production, as the double-double was his first of the season. Whiteside is unlikely to play in the team's next game Tuesday, so another start could be in store for Stoudemire, although what value he has generated will likely be nullified when the former returns.
Stoudemire is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hawks. With Hassan Whiteside still sidelined because of an oblique injury, the Heat will keep Stoudemire in the starting lineup against the Hawks. Over his last three games as a starter, Stoudemire has averaged eight points, 8.3 rebounds and one assist over 24 minutes. Look for a similar minutes load again on Sunday.
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