Knicks could have Stoudemire, Shumpert for Bobcats

Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert could return from injuries

Wednesday, giving the New York Knicks some sorely needed scoring

punch.

Both players took part in a light practice Tuesday and then

played in a 3-on-3 workout on a short court. The Knicks say both

players will be game-time decisions against Charlotte.

Stoudemire has missed two straight games with a sprained left

ankle, while Shumpert has been sidelined since spraining a right

knee ligament in the season opener on Christmas. Without them, the

Knicks shot just 36 percent in a 90-85 loss to Toronto on

Monday.

Shumpert, their first-round pick, seems well ahead of schedule.

The Knicks said he could miss two to four weeks after he was hurt

after scoring 11 points in his NBA debut.