From Comcast SportsNetNEW YORK (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire practiced for the first time this season Tuesday, though the Knicks forward isn't sure when he can return.Stoudemire scrimmaged with Erie, the Knicks' NBA Development League affiliate, which was practicing at the Knicks' training center. The Knicks weren't planning to have a full-court workout, so they decided to give Stoudemire work with the BayHawks.Stoudemire has been out all season after left knee surgery. He told reporters he felt soreness after the practice, but has been very pleased with his progress.The Knicks have three more games on their six-game homestand, then travel to Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Christmas. Stoudemire said he doesn't know if he will be ready for any of those games.He also added he would be willing to come off the bench if necessary, saying "whatever it takes to win, that's the goal."
In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Landon Cox demonstrates basketball explosive power development with Nojel Eastern of Evanston Township High School.
Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.
This week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Conant senior guard Jimmy Sotos.
See why, and learn more about Sotos in the video above.