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Former Golden State Warriors shooting guard Monta Ellis hasn’t played in the NBA since 2017, but is reportedly trying to return to the league this upcoming season.
ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported that Ellis — along with former NBA big man Amar’e Stoudemire — will work out privately for at least five teams in Las Vegas on Monday.
“Both players are healthy and hoping to sign with a contending team, such as the Lakers,” Schultz wrote on Twitter.
Ellis was with the Warriors from 2005-2012, and last played for the Indiana Pacers during the 2016-2017 season. The Pacers waived him in July 2017 and he has not played in an NBA game since.
After getting traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in March 2012, Ellis spent a year and a half in Milwaukee, two years in Dallas and two more years in Indiana.
Ellis remained an NBA starter until his final year in Indiana, when he started only 33 of the 74 games he played in that season.
During his last season in the NBA, he averaged 8.5 points and 27 minutes per game, and shot 44 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
Stoudemire has been playing for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League since leaving the NBA in 2016. He last played for the Miami Heat.
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