LAS VEGAS — Amar’e Stoudemire will not be taking any wine baths in preparation for suiting up for the Knicks again.
The team has decided not to make a move for Stoudemire, according to an NBA source.
Stoudemire staged a workout for 15 teams, the Knicks among them, in Las Vegas on Monday. Stoudemire, 36, is attempting to make a comeback and said Tuesday on “MSG 150” he is down to his lowest-ever playing weight at 236 pounds. The eccentric former All-Star used to take wine baths to keep himself fresh as a Knick.
However, after their free-agent frenzy of signings, the Knicks are stocked at power forward and may even add free agent Marcus Morris, if he shockingly reneges on his deal with the Spurs, which he has not signed.
Stoudemire officially retired as a Knick in 2016 when he signed for one day — an indication of owner James Dolan’s fondness for their former $100 million man. Stoudemire last played an NBA game in 2015 with Miami.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Stoudemire joins the Knicks organization in some capacity, a la an alumni job like those held by John Starks and Larry Johnson.
Stoudemire, who had a short stint in Israel, played in the Big3 league last season.
“My body feels amazing, so we’ll see if the opportunity becomes a reality,” Stoudemire told “MSG 150.” “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. 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.”