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Amar'e Stoudemire has had three knee surgeries in a one-year span and endured a diminished role with the Knicks since he first arrived as their $100- million man, but he still believes he can be a dominant NBA player.

"I have a lot of talent left in this body to still improve as a player and become my dominant self again, which I feel that I'm at now," Stoudemire said after going for 15 points and 7 rebounds in Wednesday's 94-90 loss to the Blazers.

"And so when the opportunity presents itself then I'll show you guys what I can do."

Stoudemire has been grousing about his minutes of late and taking not-so-veiled shots at coach Mike Woodson.

He played 21 minutes against Portland, including six in the fourth period.

"I feel better than I did when I first got here, just as strong" said Stoudemire, averaging 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. "My game feels like it's polished a little bit more since that first year so I feel great. The fact that I'm healthy and I feel great and so whatever happens, happens."

Stoudemire, 31, has one year and $23.4 million left on his Knicks' deal but sounded as if he believes he can still play at a high level for a number of years.

"Oh, man," he said, "I got a lot of game left in this body."

Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for and He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.

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