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 in the 1995 NBA Draft out of the University of North Carolina, hasn’t played in the league since the 2009-10 season.
Although graying at the age of 38, and being a certifiably batshit loon, Wallace would be a low-risk, high-reward option for this veteran Knicks unit.
The four-time All-Star is friendly with New York head coach Mike Woodson and he would only be needed in spurts behind 6-foot-11 center Marcus Camby and 2012 Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler.
New York acquired the 38-year-old Camby, a two-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team who earned the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2006-07, in July from the Houston Rockets for scrubs Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan and two second-round draft picks.
At roughly the same time the Knicks landed Camby, the organization signed ten-time All-Star, and five-time All-NBA First Team selection, Jason Kidd to help run the point.
The 39-year-old Kidd, the only ballplayer to amass at least 15,000 points, 7,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists in his career, inked a three-year contract worth approximately $3 million annually to perform at Madison Square Garden this autumn.
Granted, with quasi geriatrics like Kidd, Camby and Wallace, New York will somewhat resemble The Golden Girls in high tops.
Still, the elderly trio should remain effective and, teamed with six-time All-Star and 2007 All-NBA First Team selection Amar’e Stoudemire, and five-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks finally have an opportunity to compete for their first franchise title since 1973.
Regardless of the ultimate results, this version of the Knicks gives hope to starved Gotham hoops fans and New York will enter the upcoming campaign as contenders to capture an elusive Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.by