I'm a little worried tbh.
1) He started to look sharper again and finally became some kind of asset to us again on offense
2) His contract is still very long and very nasty so an injured Amar'e on $20 mil. a year would hurt our cap tremendously....
3) Starting to get injury prone in only his second year with us? Wow, I didn't expect this at all....I thought he'd eventually struggle with injury, but only in his final season or second final season and not because of back injuries but because of knee issues.
This could really screw up our mid-term plan I hope they can get him back on track and healthy for the next 2-3 years...back injuries can become chronic and once that happens you're limited to 40-50 games a season playing at 70-80% because of no game sharpness due to the constant injury breaks.
If he needs surgery it's probably better to do it right now, give him all spring and summer to recover and come back in September/October.
Better than the half-hearted attempt we took last year where an injured Amar'e played at 50% and did more damage than good in the Playoffs.
Just get him back to full fitness, if it means season done for him so be it. He's got plenty of years left on his contract, would be stupid to burn him now, especially because his contract is not insured.