Amar'e Stoudemire has accepted his role as the New York Knicks' sixth man.

"It's in my DNA: I'm just willing to do whatever it takes to win," Stoudemire said. "I've accomplished a lot in my career so far. The next thing to accomplish is to win a championship. Whatever that takes. Whatever role that I need to step into, I'm totally open to it."

Stoudemire has made a committed effort to score in the post.

"When he catches the ball down there, he's able to produce," Mike Woodson said. "That's going to be huge for us down the road."

Entering play Wednesday, the Knicks had outscored opponents by an average of 13.4 points per 48 minutes with Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler on the floor together.

"The more time that we get to play with one another, the more we learn about one another, the better the chemistry is," said Chandler.