Through his Instagram, Stephon Marbury announced he will be attempting an NBA comeback.
Last season with the Beijing Ducks in China, Marbury averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game. Marbury has been playing in China since 2010, has won CBA MVP in 2013 season and CBA Finals MVP in 2015. He has won three CBA championships (2012,2014,2015) and six-time CBA Allstar (2010-2015, 2017). Marbury who is now 40 years old, might be too old to make a comeback in the NBA, especially the way the game is played today.
The former Knick averaged 18.2 points and 7 assists in his five seasons with New York. Even though Marbury found success with his hometown team, they had a huge fallout when Isiah Thomas was head coach. Marbury did not want to take a bench role as Thomas wanted him to come in as a sixth man. Marbury ended up leaving the team. It would be great to see Marbury resign with the Knicks, as we can see the past, present and future stars of the Knicks on one team. This of course if the Knicks do not trade Carmelo Anthony. But it would not be a good idea to sign a 40 year old point guard with ego issues. Marbury had some problems with his team in China as they wanted him to be an assistant coach but he wanted to play another season.
Marbury seems to have problems with every team he has played on, and it would not be wise for the Knicks to sign him, as he may cause some locker room issues. The Knicks are trying to build chemistry and should definitely not consider signing a 40-year-old point guard with head issues.