NBA Rumors: Why Rasheed Wallace to the Knicks Shouldn’t Upset NYC

September 28th, 2012 by Andrew Burton Leave a reply »
It appears that the New York Knicks have talked power forward Rasheed Wallace out of retirement.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Wallace will be at New York's training facilities on Monday, and although nothing has been signed yet, you can bet the Knicks are going to attempt to get him to sign on the dotted line.

That's not necessarily a bad thing. 

Hear me out before you criticize me with the whole, "Rasheed's pushing 40 years old, and the last thing the Knicks need is another athlete with an AARP card in his wallet." 

Granted, 'Sheed was drafted back in 1995 by the Washington Bullets—yes, the Bullets—and hasn't played in an NBA game since the 2009-10 season when he was a bench player for the Boston Celtics. But the man played with attitude in all 15 of his NBA seasons and no team can ever have enough attitude. 

Even when Wallace was coming off the bench for Boston, he averaged 9.0 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. Those are respectable numbers, and the Knicks would certainly benefit from having this kind of production backing up Amar'e Stoudemire as opposed to Chris Copeland ...

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