If a player is even slightly injured it makes absolutely no sense for him to play in games tht don't affect actual wins and losses that count.
Yes he would benefit from being out there w his teammates, but the truth of the matter is a few preseason games where he only plays maybe 10 minutes anyway aint gonna really help w gellin that much.
Rest and health for Amare is paramount
Bingo. Him coming in for 10 min would mean nothing. It wouldn't be a hint or anything to build on. Preseason is sloppy as well and for anyone who plays knows that most injuries happen when play is sloppy. If he went out there and banged knees again let alone hyperextend it from an opponent or teammate then what?