Amar’e Stoudemire: I Want More Minutes

NBA: New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks

Amar’e Stoudemire says there aren’t any medical limitations on how much he can play right now, just his head coach.

The veteran forward said his playing time is decided by Mike Woodson, and he’s ready to play more.

“From a doctor’s standpoint, there hasn’t been limitations since the first week of the season. So we can’t keep saying limitations, that’s a coach’s decision at the end of the day,’’ said Stoudemire. “I feel great. I am ready to play. But it’s up to him if he wants to play me or not.’’

Stoudemire is averaging just 18.9 minutes per game — the lowest of his career barring his injury-shortened, three-game season in 2005-06.

Stoudemire says he talks to Woodson all the time about his minutes.

“Yeah, I talk to coach all the time about it,’’ Stoudemire said. “He knows I’m ready. He knows how hard I train. He watches me in the weight room and also on the basketball court. The whole training staff knows, the Knicks organization knows how hard I train. I’m ready to play; but it depends on how the game’s played.’’