The New York Knicks could be doing some more due diligence this off-season.
Yahoo! Sports Chris Haynes reported that the Knicks were in attendance for workouts involving former Knick Amar’e Stoudemire and Monta Ellis. The Knicks were one of 12 teams seeing what these former NBA stars still have in the tank.
Stoudemire, 36, has been playing, on-and-off, for the Hapoel Jerusalem since 2016. He averaged 12.6 points per game in 2016.
Monta Ellis, 33, last played in 2017 with the Indiana Pacers where he averaged 8.4 points per game.
Both players believe that they can still play and can contribute to a NBA team. Maybe, they want a run at a title before they officially hang it up?
It seems pretty odd that the Knicks would be in attendance for these former NBA players workouts. The Knicks, who have been on this re-building with youth kick, might just be curious with these possible comebacks. It could have been possible that the Knicks were looking for that veteran leadership and mentor-ship for their final roster spot.
However, with the reports of Marcus Morris ditching the San Antonio Spurs for the Knicks, this could only have been morbid curiosity. Do not expect the Knicks to sign one of these over-the-hill players. Those New York Knicks are no more.