The New York Knicks are 11-4 and currently tied for the fifth best record in the NBA, but everyone is asking what's going to happen with Amar'e Stoudemire? Will he start or come off of the bench once he returns? The star forward is now expected to come back to the team around Christmas time after suffering a knee injury in October. The Knicks play the Los Angeles Lakers on December 25th, so that would add more fuel to the fire of that contest.

Fans and analysts have been clamoring for Stoudemire to accept a bench role since the Knicks got off to their 6-0 start. When STAT, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler started together last year, the team was 18-22 This week, sources said that Amar'e would accept a role on the bench for the Knickerbockers in the foreseeable future. 

Luckily for Amar'e, he hasn't traveled with the team, so we have not had the chance to see him in the ridiculous attire he usually chooses to wear.

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[via ESPN New York]