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Thursday, October 23, 2014

‘Sheed ‘Tires

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From the Straight Shot Crew:

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 – New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced forward/center Rasheed Wallace has retired from playing professional basketball.

“Rasheed has given this team everything he had,” Head Coach Mike Woodson said. “He is a winner, true professional and leader on and off the court. Due to his injury, he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs. We owe this season’s success to veterans like Rasheed.”

Wallace, 6-11, 245-pounds, averaged 7.0 points, on 38.7-percent shooting, and 4.0 rebounds over 14.1 minutes in 21 games this season. In his 15th NBA season Wallace missed 60 games due to an injured left foot. On Feb. 27, new X-rays showed progression to a fractured left fifth metatarsal and he had surgery on Feb. 28.

13 comments on “‘Sheed ‘Tires

  1. Jester51

    bocker84: I think this link pretty much sums up everything I love about Sheed. Sucks he won’t be around for the playoffs for some fiery moments. You will be missed.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH0-QR9IzM4

    For sure. I was uneasy at the beginning of the season, but consider me won over.

    I’m glad he’s gifting the Knicks a playoff roster spot…but…who can take it? And don’t say Delonte West.

  2. Loathing

    Jester51: For sure. I was uneasy at the beginning of the season, but consider me won over.

    I’m glad he’s gifting the Knicks a playoff roster spot…but…who can take it? And don’t say Delonte West.

    Awwww…but I wanna say Delonte West!

  3. Frank

    What this also means is that it becomes a little more important for Amare to come back healthy. It’ll be 8 weeks from his surgery on May 6.

    If playoffs start this saturday (April 20) that means it’d be mid-2nd round most likely before he would come back if there are no complications. And we will need him against Miami.

  4. jon abbey

    Frank:
    What this also means is that it becomes a little more important for Amare to come back healthy.It’ll be 8 weeks from his surgery on May 6.

    If playoffs start this saturday (April 20) that means it’d be mid-2nd round most likely before he would come back if there are no complications.And we will need him against Miami.

    no, no, no. subtraction by addition, this team is better without Amar’e, especially if Chandler and Martin are available. there are only 96 minutes at PF/C and Woodson has shown no signs of wanting to play Melo at the 3.

    Camby would be nice insurance, Amar’e should just wait until next year (and the reports that he’s not even running yet mean that this likely won’t be an issue).

  5. thenamestsam

    jon abbey: no, no, no. subtraction by addition, this team is better without Amar’e, especially if Chandler and Martin are available. there are only 96 minutes at PF/C and Woodson has shown no signs of wanting to play Melo at the 3.

    Camby would be nice insurance, Amar’e should just wait until next year (and the reports that he’s not even running yet mean that this likely won’t be an issue).

    Agree with this. For me it’s not even really a knock on Amare, as I think he proved this year that he’s still capable of being a contributing NBA player when he’s healthy. It’s just that this team is playing and succeeding with a very specific strategy that involves playing 1 big at a time, spreading the floor and shooting a ton of 3s. When Amare plays they basically have to play another big because of his defending and rebounding. That’s not necessarily a bad thing in general – we know the Knicks were dominating on the glass when Tyson and Amare played together for example, but it’s completely different than the identity this team has established.

    Reincorporating Amare would involve a total rejiggering of not only how the team plays, but because Melo would be playing more 3, the rotation is going to be fundamentally altered. Trying to do all that while winning playoff series seems like a recipe for disaster to me.

  6. Douglas

    I also wouldn’t mind hitting the reset button on Amare and waiting for next season. There’s just not enough to time to integrate him back in as a lynchpin of the team, barring a minor miracle.

  7. chrisk06811

    Where I work, when someone retires, we all sign a card and have an awkward lunch. Are we doing that for sheed?

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