It took a little longer than expected, but Rasheed Wallace has officially come out of retirement to join the New York Knicks.
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.
Wallace will wear number 36, and hopes to be ready by November 1st. From what Coach Woodson has said, it appears Wallace is purely a training camp invite and not a guaranteed contract: “Only time will tell. This is not something that’s definite. It’s an opportunity to look at him and see what he has left. And if he has something left, I think it can be a positive for our ball club.”
Sheed is confortable with his role, saying he’ll play “wherever coach needs me at. If it’s two minutes, then I’m out there for two minutes going hard.”
Welcome to the team, Sheed, and it’s good to see you motivated.