Found September 24, 2012 on
As the football team comes off their second win of the season, defeating East Carolina 27 to 6, and prepare for their next game, a home encounter against Idaho, I will break off from the gridiron to give news about the hardwoods. A former North Carolina basketball player, Rasheed Wallace, who is 38 and has not been playing in the National Basketball Association since the `09-`10 season, might be teaming up with another former Tar Heel, Raymond Felton, in the Big Apple.
From a story on NewsDay it seems that the former Trail Blazer, Piston and Celtic has worked out for the Knicks and could fit in as the back up center for the team that calls Madison Square Garden home. The 6’10″ has scored close to 15 points per game in the 15 years in the NBA, but I doubt that the Knicks would be looking for anything like that from the veteran big man. My vision for the former Heel is being the same as Tyson Chandler is with the first team, giving some quality minutes off the bench during the long season.
In the end, while many would think this is not a good move, my thoughts are different on this. Anyone that has been to the promise land of winning it all could help the Knickerbockers. Maybe not on the court as much as in the mentality. Cause one that has won it all will definitely tell a team with lots of individual talent that only as a team will they win it all. Wallace, who played under Dean Smith at Chapel Hill, might get tossed a few times because of his temper, but he is not going to do anything but help the squad in the long run. With a small paycheck the big man is going to be a low risk/high reward type of acquisition for a team that can use him.
As I do with all present and fomer Tar Heels let me be the first to congratulate Rasheed Wallace in this move and hope that we will all see him in the pro’s this coming season. For more information about North Carolina basketball and/or football, teams and players, present and past, make sure to check back often on isportsweb!
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It wouldn't be another NBA season without more rumors surfacing of Rasheed Wallace coming out of retirement. But according to ESPN's Ric Bucher, 'Sheed is in the Big Apple working out for the New York Knicks:
NBA news: Rasheed Wallace working out at NYK practice facility w/Camby and Kurt Thomas....
That would be one helluva front line for 2001.
File under: the Knicks being the Knicks.
Rasheed Wallace has not played in the NBA since 2010. That year he was a member of the Boston Celtics. His last game played was game 7 of the NBA finals, in which the Lakers defeated the Celtics. In that game Wallace finished with 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting from the field.
Later that year the Celtics bought Wallace out and he decided to retire, but now could he be...
The New York Knicks are considering signing Rasheed Wallace.
That is the joke.
Actually, it is not a joke. Ric Bucher broke this hilarious news Sunday.
I am not even going to pretend to break down what Sheed can give a team at this point. He is 38 (which is still younger than current Knicks Kurt Thomas, Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby) and a good, oh let's say, seven...
After working out the dusty and volatile power forward, the New York Knicks are considering signing Rasheed Wallace to add even more size to their roster. The 6-foot-11, 230 pound Wallace, who the Washington Bullets took with the fourth pick … Continue reading →
According to a Tweet from ESPN’s Ric Bucher, the New York Knicks are considering signing Rasheed Wallace. NBA news: Rasheed Wallace working out at NYK practice facility w/Camby and Kurt Thomas. Knicks’ considering. — Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) September 23, 2012 Can Wallace actually help the Knicks? I think he might be able to, [...]
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That’s the rumor. He was caught working out with Camby and Thomas up in the NYK practice facility. And word is, the Knicks are interested.
Sheed is always welcome back in the NBA. Always
The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in adding the 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace to their already seasoned roster.
According to multiple sources, Wallace was not in very good shape when he worked out with the Knicks last week.
Wallace, who played a huge role in helping the Detroit Pistons win the NBA championship in 2004, has a connection with the Knicks head coach, Mike Woodson...
You last saw Rasheed Wallace in June of 2010. He was 35 then, and admittedly out of shape. Presently, Sheed is 38, two full seasons removed from NBA basketball, and working out with the New York Knicks. Wait, what?
According to ESPN’s Ric Bucher, Rasheed worked out with Knickerbocker veterans Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas on Saturday, and the team is “considering” its...
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Rasheed Wallace worked out at the Knicks' facility last week and has a good relationship with Mike Woodson from their time together with the Pistons.