Later today, it’s expected that the New York Knicks will announce the signing of Rasheed Wallace. Sheed’s coming out of retirement to join the ‘Bockers, folks. According to Marc Berman, Rasheed Wallace has informed the Knicks that he plans to join them for training camp.
Rasheed Wallace has been retired for two-years, but it looks like he’s serious about returning to the league. Wallace’s agent would neither confirm nor deny that his client had a physical with the Knicks, but we have learned from Carmelo Anthony, by way of Jared Zwerling, that Wallace was in attendance when Melo took physical.
Although Bill Strickland, Wallace’s agent, wouldn’t confirm his client’s physical, he did say that if Wallace was to come out of retirement, it would only be for the Knicks, because of the close relationship Wallace has to Coach Woodson, from Woodson’s assistant coaching days in Detroit.
The biggest question mark surrounding Rasheed Wallace is whether or not he’s in shape. He’s been retired for two-years, so I doubt he’s close to game-shape, but after watching Wallace work out, Tyson Chandler said that he “looked good in workouts and could be a big help.”
No word if this is a guaranteed deal or just a training camp invite, yet, but he’ll be signing a $1,352,181 million deal with the Knicks, which is the veteran’s minimum for players with 10+ years of experience in the league. I’ve seen $1.7 million thrown around, but I don’t know where that’s coming from.