Amar’e Stoudemire says workout with NBA teams ‘went good’
Amar’e Stoudemire sounded optimistic about his chances of returning to the NBA in the 2019-20 season.
Stoudemire felt that his recent free-agency workout went well, even telling TMZ that 15 teams attended to watch him and Monta Ellis in Las Vegas.
The 36-year-old big man also revealed that most of those teams who watched him are looking for a veteran who can help them go deep into the playoffs. Stoudemire added that he is now waiting if he will eventually get an offer from those interested teams.
“We had a good workout, about 15 teams showed up. It was very nice,” Stoudemire said. ” It’s a lot of teams out there — teams with young players, teams with veteran players that wanna make the playoff push. We’ll see what happens.”
Stoudemire has not played in the NBA since the 2015-16 season when he appeared in 52 games for the Miami Heat. Aside from Miami, he also had stints with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks.
The six-time NBA All-Star, who has career averages of 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, signed a one-day deal with New York in 2016 to retire as a Knick. He did not stop playing competitive basketball though, as he played in a professional league in Israel and in the Big3.