How Rasheed Wallace Signing Would Affect NY Knicks’ Title Hopes

September 28th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
It looks like the New York Knicks are actually serious about this whole Rasheed Wallace thing—go figure.

Whether it has to do with sound basketball rationale or it's just an opportunity for James Dolan to add another attention-grabber to the roster, ESPN's Jared Zwerling reports that NYC's front office appears to be set on adding the 38-year-old forward/center:

Source close to #Knicks: All the players expect a Rasheed Wallace signing to become official. He took his physical w/ the team yesterday.

— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) September 28, 2012 The New York Post's Marc Berman is hearing the same thing.

If there were no such a thing as context, there might be a sound argument for this move. And if there were no such thing as locker-room chemistry, that argument might even be a good one.

But alas, we're living in the real world, where such considerations aren't easily wished away.

You might like the idea of adding Wallace because it adds depth to the power forward and center positions, but the roster already has three good defenders at center (Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas) and two good ...

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