New York -- New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire will make his season debut against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday after missing the first two months of the season following left knee surgery.
Fellow forward Carmelo Anthony will play against Portland after missing the last two games with a hyperextended left knee.
Both Stoudemire and Anthony were considered questionable heading into Tuesday's game.
Stoudemire and Anthony went through a shootaround with the team around two hours before tipoff and it was determined Stoudemire's left knee was strong enough to allow him to suit up for the Knicks. Anthony's status was determined about 45 minutes before tipoff.
Stoudemire underwent a debridement on his left knee on Oct. 31.
New York got off to a 21-9 start with Stoudemire sidelined and some NBA observers and fans have wondered if the $100 million forward will impact the chemistry the Knicks have established.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Stoudemire will come off the bench initially and his playing time will be limited based on what the Knicks doctors advise.
"We've just got to gauge his minutes and work him slowly back in," Woodson said before tipoff on Tuesday. "I don't know if I'll put him in the first quarter of the second quarter, but we'll figure it out as the game goes along."
Rasheed Wallace will miss his ninth straight game due to a stress reaction in his left foot. Tyson Chandler (sprained right ankle) will play.
--Courtesy of ESPN