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New York Knicks Rumors: Why Rasheed Wallace Won't Be Signed

By Jason Van Hoven, Posted: 09/24/12 11:53AM EDT

The New York Knicks are considering signing former All-Star power forward Rasheed Wallace after he worked out at the Knicks' practice facility last week, according to reports, but don't count on it actually happening.

For one, Wallace, who is now 38 years old, hasn't played in the NBA since Game 7 of the NBA Finals during the 2009-10 season with the Boston Celtics. He was a bit old at that time and had been experiencing a bad back, so it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that he could be prone to the same type of injury now at an even older age.

Secondly, there would most likely be some rust in Wallace's offensive capabilities, particularly his shooting, after making an NBA comeback following a two-season hiatus. Consider that Wallace recorded a career-low nine points and four rebounds per game with a 28 percent three-point field goal percentage in his season with the Celtics. That was arguably the low point of his career. Could he really be all that better with the Knicks playing limited minutes?

Thirdly, although the Knicks are looking for a defensive-minded backup power forward/center, they already have viable defensive-minded backups in Kurt Thomas, who is 38, and Marcus Camby, who is 39. Do they really want to get any older with Wallace on board considering they also signed 39-year-old Jason Kidd and 35-year-old Pablo Prigioni to sure up the point guard position?  

Wallace would seem to be a low-risk, high-reward option. He knows coach Mike Woodson from his days back in Detroit and can be signed for the veteran's minimum for a year. If he doesn't achieve the results the team wants, he can be cut after the year is over. At the same time, if the Knicks don't proceed past the first round of the playoffs, having signed Sheed would seem to have been all for naught.

The 6-foot-10 Wallace has averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds over 15 seasons.


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