New York Knicks Rumors: Rasheed Wallace Ready To Sign?

By Jason Van Hoven, Posted: 09/26/12 11:26AM EDT

Former All-Star power forward Rasheed Wallace worked out for the New York Knicks at their practice facility on Saturday and it appears as if the Knicks are willing to sign him, according to reports.

The New York Post reports that coach Mike Woodson hopes that the 38-year-old Wallace signs a deal for the veteran's minimum, but Wallace's agent Bill Strickland said that it is up to his client whether he himself wants to.

"I have not had any official conversation with the Knicks organization," Strickland said to the New York Times. "If something happens, I will be more of a facilitator rather than an adviser. This decision is totally up to him as to what he will or will not do."

Wallace hasn't played in the NBA since Game 7 of the NBA Finals during the 2009-10 season with the Boston Celtics. He was out of shape and was also experiencing a bad back that season, so his only obstacle to stepping back into the league might just be conditioning himself to get back into shape. Nevertheless, Strickland told the Post that Wallace turned down that proposition six times since his retirement, the latter feeling that he will be ready to go regardless.

If anything, that sentiment looks like it would discourage the Knicks from signing him, even if Wallace does present a low-risk, high-reward option. Wallace would most likely bring more depth to a frontcourt that includes Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas, but if he doesn't produce the way the team wants him to because he is slow or injured, then he would have been a waste to a team that needed his help in getting past the first round of the playoffs.

The Knicks have to consider that it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that Wallace could be prone to another back injury at an even older age and could very well be rusty in his offensive capabilities, particularly his shooting, after making an NBA comeback following a two-season hiatus. In his final season in the NBA with the Celtics, Wallace recorded a career-low nine points and four rebounds per game with a 28 percent three-point field goal percentage.

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