Amar'e Stoudemire told MSG Network on Tuesday that he can bring needed leadership to young NBA teams and still "has a lot of game left" as he attempts to return to the league.
Stoudemire, 36, appearing on MSG Network's "MSG 150," was asked what kind of pitch he is making to NBA teams.
"A lot of the teams have a lot of young players and a lot of players that can learn how to train, how to become professionals and how to become great basketball players. And leadership goes a long way with teams in order to get from a playoff team to a contending championship team," he said. "From that standpoint, I have a lot to offer. And also as a basketball player, I still have a lot of game left. I can help a team in any way they need."
He held a private workout for teams on Monday in Las Vegas and told MSG Network that 15 clubs attended.
"The workout went great." he said. "I've been training all summer, keeping myself in top shape. My body feels amazing. We'll see if the opportunity becomes reality."
Stoudemire played the past two seasons for Hapoel Jerusalem in Israel and has been playing this year in the Big3. The six-time All-Star's last season in the NBA was in 2015-16 with the Miami Heat.
Stoudemire, the NBA's Rookie of the Year in the 2002-03 season, has career averages of 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in 15 NBA seasons for the Phoenix Suns, who selected him ninth overall in the 2002 draft, the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and the Heat.