Former Knicks PG Stephon Marbury is eyeing a return to the NBA, he announced on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Marbury told the Associated Press that he has had some preliminary talks with a team about the move.
"I've spoken to a team," Marbury said. "It's still premature right now, but I'm open to coming back and trying to play that veteran leadership role. ... For myself it's a perfect ending being able to mend ties. It will be a team that I will be able to help and I'm looking forward to it. It's a great opportunity to be at my age to be able to hoop. I'm thankful for that. A lot of people can't walk at my age."
Marbury has not played in the NBA since the 2008-09 season. In 2010, he began playing for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association where he has won three championships. Last season, he averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists, and four rebounds per game.
"I wanted to make sure things are right before I made that decision to go back to the NBA," Marbury added. "The timing is right and the exit strategy is a good one."
Marbury spent five seasons with the Knicks where he averaged 18.2 points, seven assists, and shot 44 percent from the field in 287 games.