According to previous reports by NBA reporter Jordan Schultz, two veterans Stoudemire and Monta Ellis are expected to return to the league and join a competitive team like the Lakers. They will Accept at least 5 teams for trial training.
According to a report by the famous reporter Chris Haynes today, Stoudemire and Ellis are in a very good state. After the two announced their return to the NBA, they received a warm welcome from many teams. According to Chris Haynes, there are currently about 12 NBA teams participating in the trial training of Stoudemire and Ellis in Las Vegas. These include the Lakers, Warriors, Knicks, Thunder, Bucks, Pistons and Wizards.
Stoudemire is 36 years old. He was 9 in the first round of 2002. Show, if you have an impression, Yao Ming was the top pick of the year, but Stoudemire defeated Yao Ming in his rookie season and won the title of best rookie. Throughout his career, he played for the Suns, Knicks, Mavericks and Heat. Averaged 31.0 minutes, contributed 18.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks. Among them, Stoudemire played the pinnacle of his career in the Suns. His pick and roll with Nash made his opponents hard to defend because of his play style.Violent, and quite ornamental, so Stoudemire is also called the little overlord by the fans, and he can be said to be an incomprehensible existence in the peak period.
Because of injuries later, Stoudemire gradually withdrew from the NBA league. His last NBA game was the 2015-16 season. In recent years, Stoudemire has played in Israel’s leagues and helped the team win championships. He also participated in the BIG3 league basketball game before. Obviously, although Stoudemire has left the NBA, he has been dealing with basketball. , This point undoubtedly deserves the respect of all fans.
Let’s talk about Ellis, he is 33 years old. He has played for the Warriors, Bucks, Mavericks, and Pacers in his career. He averaged 34.8 minutes per game, contributed 17.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals. Ellis was once the boss of the Warriors and just entered the league in Curry A few years ago, the latter also served as his substitute, so Curry has always respected Ellis. However, due to his unique style of play, Ellis does not like to organize and pass the ball, plus his height and weight. It is a disadvantage on the defensive end, so although Ellis is a scorer, it is difficult to become the leader the team needs.
The Warriors later traded him out to right Curry. Unfortunately, Ellis After leaving the Warriors, he was limited byInjuries, coupled with his inability to change his style of play well, so he moved to many teams and roamed in the league. His last NBA game was in the 2016-17 season.
I don’t know if these 12 teams are willing to sign. Stoudemire and Ellis, but from the overall trial effect analysis, they both performed well, andI think in the next few days, there will be news of two signings. However, because they all want to join a championship-level team, in fact, even if they sign a contract, it is difficult for the two to become the main rotation players of the team. After all, they have not played in the NBA for a long time, whether it is physical confrontation or technical aspects. There is a significant decline.
But what is certain is that if a team chooses them, the two of them can still play the role of surprise soldiers in certain games. In addition, I think if the two return to the league, the probability is that they will be veterans. The basic salary is signed.