After being benched for the second half for the second straight playoff game, Amar’e Stoudemire is confused with his role with the Knicks going forward.

His injury-wracked season never included a single start and ended with coach Mike Woodson not trusting the $100 million man after the first two quarters.

When asked if next season he should come back as a starter alongside Carmelo Anthony, Stoudemire made his loudest statement.

“We didn’t give it a chance,’’ Stoudemire said after the Knicks’ season ended in heartbreak in a 106-99 loss to the Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. “We need to understand exactly what my style of play is and what I bring to the table. It’s something I have to sit down with Coach Woody and express to him.’’

Stoudemire played just 5:47 of the first half in his fourth straight playoff game after missing nearly two months following his second knee debridement surgery. Stoudemire scored just two points and picked up two bad fouls.

Stoudemire donned a black yarmulke leaving yesterday’s morning shoot-around at Bankers Life Field House. Stoudemire, who claims to have Jewish roots on his mother’s side, hoped to unleash his talentsin the do-or-die Game 6 but his opportunity never materialized as he didn’t see the court in the second half for the second straight game.

But last night, Stoudemire, hoping for better fortunes, played an ineffective first half (1-of-3, one turnover) again.

Stoudemire played just 29 regular-season games this season. Ultimately, Anthony didn’t have enough help in the playoffs as J.R. Smith — who had just 15 points last night on 4-of-15 shooting (2-of-9 from 3-point range) didn’t rise up as the Knicks’ secondary scorer.