New York Knicks: How Rasheed Wallace Will Make the Knicks a Title Contender

October 6th, 2012 by Ryan Hubler Leave a reply »
Much has been said about the New York Knicks' advanced age going into the upcoming 2012-2013 season. Some have even called the team 'geriatric'.

And with the recent acquisition of savvy veteran Rasheed Wallace, the Knicks have officially become the oldest team in NBA history with an average age of 32 years and 240 days old.

Yes, that does make the team older than most, but the addition of Wallace also gives the Knicks something they've craved for ages -- a combination of veteran leadership, championship pedigree, great post defense (especially considering Amar'e Stoudemire's inability to do so) and the ability to spread the floor and create space.

His acquisition, along with that of Jason Kidd, fan favorite Raymond Felton, shot-block machine Marcus Camby and resident tough guy Kurt Thomas will make the Knicks the favorite to win the Atlantic Division, and will also push them to the next level—title contenders.

The pessimistic (and foolish) fan will point to the losses of Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields and simply contend that the Knicks lost too much. But why?

Landry Fields was terrific his rookie year. He sta ...

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