Reports: Stoudemire, Ellis aim for NBA comebacks
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
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
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