Thursday, October 4, 2012
Rasheed Wallace comes out of retirement to join Knicks
Rasheed Wallace has officially come out of retirement to join the New York Knicks. New York coach Mike Woodson wanted depth in his frontcourt and vetran Wallace was his man, ending a two-year retirement to sign with the Knicks.
The Knicks announced the signing of the veteran forward/center on Wednesday. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wallace last played for the Boston Celtics during the 2009-10 season, averaging 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 79 games (13 starts).
The 38-year-old holds career averages of 14.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 blocks in 1,088 games (956 starts) over 15 seasons with Washington, Portland, Atlanta, Detroit and Boston.
A four-time NBA All Star, Wallace won an NBA Championship with Detroit in 2004, alongside then-assistant coach Mike Woodson.