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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Knicks Officially Sign Rasheed Wallace

From the good folks at MSG:

NEW YORK, October 3, 2012 – New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed free agent forward/center Rasheed Wallace to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Wallace, 6-11, 230-pounds, holds career averages of 14.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.33 blocks over 33.0 minutes in 1,088 games (956 starts) over 15 seasons with Washington, Portland, Atlanta, Detroit and Boston. He is a four-time NBA All Star (2000, 2001, 2006, 2008), who won an NBA Championship with Detroit in 2004, alongside then-assistant coach Mike Woodson.

He last played for Boston in 2009-10, averaging 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 22.5 minutes in 79 regular season games (13 starts) and 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds over 17.1 minutes in 24 postseason games (one start). He was originally selected by Washington in the first round (fourth overall) of 1995 NBA Draft, following his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina.

7 comments on “Knicks Officially Sign Rasheed Wallace

  1. Frank O.

    Along with Amare and Tyson, Wallace may make the Knicks the league leaders in technical fouls off of complaints.

  2. chrisk06811

    last year, i felt like if Chandler got 2 early fouls, it was a long night watching jeffries try to defend the rim with no other bigs except maybe harrelson. Nobody to knock someone on their ass or block a shot. Now, we can bring in camby and thomas and sheed…..I think it’s great depth. And, I’m guessing our guards don’t get hammered as much.

  3. Donnie Walsh

    FWIW (not much, probably) Larry Brown loved coaching Rasheed, and Larry doesn’t like coaching just anyone.

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