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Amar’e Stoudemire, Monta Ellis eyeing NBA comebacks, will hold private workouts

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The potential of winning a ring appears to have a couple of forgotten former stars emerging from the woodwork.

ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported Wednesday that center Amar’e Stoudemire and guard Monta Ellis will work out privately for at least five NBA teams in Las Vegas next week. Schultz adds that the two players are healthy and are hoping to sign with a contending team such as the Los Angeles Lakers.

Stoudemire, the former All-NBA First Teamer, is now 36 and last played in the NBA in 2016 with the Miami Heat. He has since been playing overseas for Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem however. The 33-year-old Ellis, meanwhile, has not played since 2017 when he was with the Indiana Pacers.

We have already heard of some veteran players who could be Laker-bound, most likely if they are able to land Kawhi Leonard, but Stoudemire and Ellis are certainly a couple of deep cuts from that category.

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