Stoudemire signed a one-year contract Wednesday with Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, Eurohoops.net reports.
Stoudemire's last NBA action came in the 2015-16 season with the Heat, but the six-time All-Star has continued to keep his career going abroad the last four years. After stints with Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli League and the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association, Stoudemire will head to the EuroLeague for the first time. The 37-year-old is presumably hoping to parlay a strong showing with Maccabi Tel Aviv into a second act in the NBA, though that's likely a longshot at this point.
Stoudemire has returned to the United States following a stint in China and is working out in hopes of playing his way onto an NBA roster, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.
Stoudemire was also pursuing an NBA comeback in July, but he was unable to find a suitor. At age 37, any role Stoudemire would find himself in at the NBA level would presumably be minor.
Stoudemire worked out for approximately 12 NBA teams in Las Vegas on Monday as he looks to pursue a return to North America, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Stoudemire, 36, hasn't appeared in the NBA since the 2015-16 and announced his retirement from the league three summers ago and continued his playing career in Israel. The six-time All-Star previously entertained a return to the NBA in February 2018 while taking part in the BIG3, but never gained any serious traction in those efforts. The audition in Las Vegas may represent Stoudemire's last chance to resurface at the NBA level, though it's unclear if he impressed teams enough in the workout to earn even a training-camp invitation.
Stoudemire announced Sunday that he would come out of retirement and re-sign with Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Jerusalem B.C., according to freelance international reporter David Pick.
The deal is contingent on Stoudemire not receiving a contract offer from an NBA team, but it's difficult to imagine the six-time All-Star heading back stateside now that he's 35 years old and more than two years removed from his last appearance in the league. The veteran center, who is expected to play in the BIG3 league this summer, has an ownership stake in Hapoel Jerusalem and helped lead the club to an Israeli League championship in his lone season with the team in 2016-17.
Stoudemire will sign a contract with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Winner League, Eurohoops.net reports.
Stoudemire just recently announced his retirement from the NBA, but it appears he's still got the itch to play basketball. He'll head to Jerusalem, where he'll play for a team that he's currently a co-manager for. To go along with their participation in the Israeli Winner League, Stoudemire's new team is also looking to have a strong showing at the 2017 Eurocup, so his signing comes as a much-needed addition to help those aspirations come true. Stoudemire is highly unlikely to return to the NBA at any point, but his desire to continue playing basketball is at least worth mentioning.
Stoudemire announced his retirement Tuesday from the NBA.
Though his peak years came with the Suns, Stoudemire opted to sign a one-day contract to retire with the Knicks, with whom he played from 2010 through 2015 after signing a five-year, $99.7 million contract. Stoudemire, 33, was an All-Star in six of his 14 NBA seasons, earning All-NBA First- or Second-Team honors on five occasions. Despite being slowed by knee issues for much of the final third of his career, Stoudemire finished with averages of 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game over 846 appearances with the Suns, Knicks, Mavericks and Heat.
Stoudemire (coach's decision) didn't play in Friday's 103-91 Game 6 win over the Raptors.
The writing was on the wall for Stoudemire to fall out of the rotation when he was sent to the bench for Game 6 after starting the previous two games. Though the Heat are thin in the frontcourt with Chris Bosh (blood clots) out for the postseason and Hassan Whiteside (knee) possibly in line for a similar fate, it appears coach Erik Spoelstra is content to lean on the small-ball lineups that were successful in Friday's win.
Stoudemire will come off the bench for Friday's matchup with the Raptors, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
Stoudemire has started the previous two games for Miami due to Hassan Whiteside's absence. He was struggling physically to handle the load however, and only managed to play three minutes after starting Game 5. The Heat will opt to go small with Luol Deng at center.
Stoudemire entered the starting lineup, but he scored just six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds and a steal in 12 minutes during Monday's win over the Raptors.
The veteran got the start with Hassan Whiteside (knee) sidelined, but with Toronto missing starting center Jonas Valanciunas, both teams resorted to smaller lineups for long stretches. Stoudemire could still have a role to play if Whiteside continues to sit, but the possibility of a repeat of the aforementioned tactics limits his upside.
Stoudemire will draw the start in Monday's Game 4 against the Raptors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
This was considered the most likely option for the Heat to go with Hassan Whiteside sidelined. Stoudamire's role has been limited in the series thus far, playing just 5.3 minutes in three games. However, when Whiteside missed a two-week stretch back in January, Stoudamire saw his minutes jump to 22.4 minutes per game. In total, he posted 9.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks during that six game stretch. While he is physically limited, Stoudamire has shown he is capable of putting together a respectable workload in the 20 minute range.
Stoudemire scored four points (2-2 FG) and grabbed a rebound in eight minutes during Tuesday's 102-96 overtime win over the Heat in Game 1 of the series.
After being dropped from the rotation in the last three games, Stoudemire resurfaced off the bench as coach Erik Spoelstra attempted to slow down Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, who went off for 24 points and 14 boards. Hassan Whiteside (39 minutes) still saw the bulk of the court time at center for the Heat, so don't count on Stoudemire's role expanding much from here.
Stoudemire (coach's decision) didn't play in Sunday's 118-96 win over the Magic.
Stoudemire was dropped from the starting lineup following a 36-game run on the top unit, as coach Erik Spoelstra handed the starting duties at center back to Hassan Whiteside. The switch wasn't expected to result in a dramatic change in minutes for either player, as Whiteside had been dominating the court time at the position even while coming off the bench, but it was surprising that Stoudemire failed to see the floor Sunday. Now that he's back in a reserve role, Stoudemire may have to vie with Josh McRoberts and Udonis Haslem for a rotation spot.
Stoudemire will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Magic.
Stoudemire has seen his minutes decrease lately, now averaging just under 14 minutes over his last five games. Expect that trend to continue Sunday, as Hassan Whiteside will take over the starting center position. Stoudemire will return to the bench and will likely find it hard to see significant minutes, therefore limiting his fantasy upside.
Stoudemire piled on a season-high 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-4 FT) with nine rebounds and two blocks over just 15 minutes in Tuesday's 113-99 win against the Pelicans.
Stoudemire looked like his old self by posting more than a point per minute in a blowout win on the road. He hasn't attempted many shots, but Amar'e is still shooting 68.4 percent from the field over 11 games in March. Don't expect much out of Stoudemire Wednesday against the Spurs, especially on such short rest.
Stoudemire tallied eight points (4-7 FG), seven rebounds, two assists, and one block across 22 minutes in Sunday's 98-81 win over the Knicks.
Stoudemire has started each of the last 16 games at center, as coach Erik Spoelstra seems to be fully invested in the idea of bringing Hassan Whiteside off the bench. Whiteside routinely sees more court time than Stoudemire despite coming off the bench, and that figures to continue limiting Stoudemire's upside both in daily and season-long formats. During his 16-start run, Stoudemire has scored double-digit points and recorded double-digit rebounds on just three occasions apiece.
Stoudemire will get the start Saturday against the Wizards, the Palm Beach Post's Jason Lieser reports.
Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench after serving a suspension, so it is unclear how many minutes Stoudemire will see, but it will likely be much less run than a typical starter receives. He is always capable of scoring in double figures, but he is a very high variance play in daily leagues.
Stoudemire had two points (1-2 FG), eight rebounds, and one assist in 16 minutes during the Heat's 100-93 loss against the Clippers on Sunday.
Stoudmire continues to start alongside Chris Bosh despite Hassan Whiteside's return to the lineup a few games ago. It's unclear if this is something that will continue going forward for the remainder of the season, but it isn't resulting in Stoudemire seeing enough time to warrant much attention in fantasy.
Stoudemire will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Clippers, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.
The Heat will bring Hassan Whiteside off the bench for the third game in a row, as they continue to ease him back into action after his oblique injury. With that being said, Stoudemire will run with the starters again on Sunday. Stoudemire has seen just 17 and 16 minutes over his last two games respectively while Whiteside was available off the bench, so look for the Heat to keep his minutes in the mid-to-high teens again on Sunday. Stoudemire should eventually move back to a bench role when Whiteside has returned to full health.
Stoudemire had seven points (2-5 FG, 3-6 FT), five rebounds, and two blocks in 16 minutes during the Heat's 98-95 win over the Hornets on Friday.
The veteran continues to start while Hassan Whiteside works his way back after a six-game absence with an oblique injury. Over the last five games, Stoudemire is averaging 10.4 points, eight rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 0.4 steals in 20 minutes per contest--but in the last two games--both of which Whiteside played--Stoudmire saw a combined 33 minutes.
Stoudemire will start again Friday against the Hornets, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench for the second straight game as he continues to work back toward full strength after missing six games with an oblique injury. As such, the veteran Stoudemire will remain in a starting role Friday, though he's unlikely to see more than 20-25 minutes. Whiteside figures to return to a starting role at some point, though coach Erik Spoelstra declined to elaborate on his plans for the center spot beyond Friday.
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