Amar'e Stoudemire revealed that his surgically repaired right knee is improving but the veteran forward did not say if he’ll be available for the playoffs next month.

“It’s going well,” Stoudemire told ESPN. “It’s two weeks in now, so I’ve been able to really recover (and) feel the improvement daily, and I just hope that continues to be the case.”

Stoudemire had knee surgery 17 days ago for the second time in five months. The first procedure to Stoudemire’s left knee forced him to miss the first 30 games.

The Knicks originally said Stoudemire’s recovery would take six to eight weeks. That timetable would make it unlikely that Stoudemire could play in the first round.

“I don’t know,” Mike Woodson said Wednesday. “I hope so if it’s going that well. It would be great for us I think to have him back. But again I can’t sit here and tell you when that’s going to happen.”

Stoudemire has appeared in just 29 games this season, all as a backup.

Once Tyson Chandler returns to the lineup, Kenyon Martin will be the first forward off the bench. Martin is not nearly as accomplished a scorer as Stoudemire but his ability to rebound and defend makes him a better complementary player with Carmelo Anthony. If Stoudemire were to return, Woodson admitted that he can’t foresee him playing significant minutes, especially after being out of the lineup for eight weeks.