Sam SpiegelmanAmar’e Stoudemire is a free agent after next season, and his expiring contract may not get picked up as the Knicks look to revamp their roster for the highly anticipated free-agent period that is the Summer of 2015.
If Stoudemire doesn’t return to New York, he’s considering all of his options, including playing overseas in Israel.
After being asked whether he would join a player strike if Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling isn’t kicked out of the league, Stoudemire told the New York Daily News he believes competing in Israel remains a viable option.
“I feel in a year my game will still let me play in the NBA, but it depends on how I personally feel. I might decide to play in Israel,” he said.
This should not come as a shocker. Stoudemire contemplated playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the 2011 NBA lockout. He’s well known for his Jewish heritage, so the fit is a natural one.