Over-the-Hill Rasheed Wallace Won’t Bring NY Knicks Closer to Title Push

October 16th, 2012 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks may or may not be legitimate title contenders, yet Rasheed Wallace's presence doesn't sway them in either direction.

At 38, and more than two years removed from NBA action, Wallace can only be expected to provide size and nothing else.

Yes, this is the same Wallace who spent more than a decade exploiting defenders from all areas of the court, the same Wallace who was a premiere shot-blocker and feared rebounder. Kind of.

The once-volatile power forward is no longer any of those things and hasn't been in five years.

Prior to his original retirement, Wallace was deteriorating in all facets of the game. It began during the 2006-07 campaign when he began to taper off in just about every statistical category.

And by the end of the 2009-10 season, he had hit rock bottom, posting averages of nine points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game on 40.9 percent shooting; it was the worst measurable season for the power forward since his rookie year.

That was two years ago, though. Things could have changed by now.

Except it doesn't work that way. Not only is he two years older, but his ...

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