Stoudemire, Ellis aim for NBA comebacks, reports say

REUTERS
Published 05.07.2019 01:57
Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the Tri State looks on from alongside Chris Andersen #11 of the Power during week two of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at at the Liacouras Center on June 30, 2019 in Philadelphia (AFP Photo)
Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the Tri State looks on from alongside Chris Andersen #11 of the Power during week two of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at at the Liacouras Center on June 30, 2019 in Philadelphia (AFP Photo)

Amar'e Stoudemire, 36, and Monte Ellis, 33, reportedly are aiming for NBA comebacks.

The two plan to hold a private workout for at least five teams on Monday in Las Vegas, ESPN's Jordan Schultz tweeted late Wednesday. They both hope to sign with contending teams, according to Schultz.

Stoudemire, the 2002-03 Rookie of the Year and a six-time All-Star, last played in the NBA in 2015-16, when he averaged 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Miami Heat.

He played eight seasons with the Phoenix Suns and five with the New York Knicks before single-season stints with the Dallas Mavericks and the Heat. In 846 games (696 starts), he averaged 18.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots.

Since leaving the NBA, Stoudemire played for Hapoel Jerusalem in Israel and in the BIG3 league.

Ellis most recently played for the Indiana Pacers in 2016-17, producing 8.5 points, 3.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game.

He was a mainstay for the Golden State Warriors from 2005-06 to 2011-12 before they dealt him to clear more playing time for budding superstar Stephen Curry. Ellis then had two-year stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas and Indiana.

Ellis averaged 17.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 833 NBA games (713 starts).

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