Amar'e Stoudemire says there aren't any medical limitations on how much he can play right now.

The veteran forward said his playing time is decided by Mike Woodson. And the proud Stoudemire clearly would like to play more, starting Wednesday night at home against Portland.

“From a doctor’s standpoint, there hasn’t been limitations since the first week of the season,” Stoudemire said when asked if he wanted to throw out any minutes limitations in an effort to help the New York Knicks make the playoffs. “So we can’t keep saying limitations -- that’s a coach’s decision at the end of the day.

“I feel great,” he continued. “I am ready to play. But it’s up to him if he wants to play me or not.”

After missing seven games with an ankle injury, Stoudemire played four minutes and scored two points in a loss to Miami last Saturday. During Monday’s 101-98 loss in Milwaukee, Stoudemire played 17 minutes and had seven points and four rebounds.

Earlier in the season, the Knicks wanted to limit minutes for Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin in an effort to keep them fresh for the playoffs.

Stoudemire averages 18.9 minutes, 9.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 53.9% shooting on the season.