Stoudemire, Ellis Workout for at Least 5 Teams, Hopeful of NBA Returns
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Here comes a last ditch effort to combat father time.
Former NBA stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Monta Ellis are eying NBA returns and are reportedly set to workout for at least five teams in hopes of being signed on by a contender. The private workout is lated for next week.
Amar’e Stoudemire and Monta Ellis will workout privately for at least five NBA teams from 6-7pm — in Las Vegas — on July 8, a source tells ESPN. Both players are healthy and hoping to sign with a contending team, such as the #Lakers.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 4, 2019
“I’m in great shape. I’m training as if I’m coming back to the NBA,” Stoudemire said in an interview last May. “I feel awesome. Body feels great.”
At 36 years of age, Stoudemire believes he still has a little bit left to give. Having not played since his 2016 stint with the Miami Heat, Stoudemire still holds a very impressive resume prior to the injuries hitting. In 14-NBA seasons, Stoudemire has averaged 18.9 points per game and has even cracked six All-Star teams.
Meanwhile, Ellis hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since he suited up for 74 games with the Indiana Pacers during the 2016-17 campaign. Over 833 career games, Ellis has averaged 17.8-points while shooting 31.4-percent from three point range.
It will be interesting to see if either of these two aging stars have anything left in the tank.