Veteran forward Rasheed Wallace is set to come out of retirement and will suit up for the New York Knicks this coming season. The Knicks are expected to sign the 15-year veteran at the start of training camp after working him out over the weekend.
Wallace, 38, played for Knicks head coach Mike Woodson in Detroit, who was an assistant under Larry Brown when the Pistons won the NBA title in 2004. Rasheed has also played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics. Boston head coach Doc Rivers wasn’t surprised to hear that Wallace will be returning to the league.
“I saw him at a couple games last year – college games because he’s up in North Carolina a lot – and when we talked he was definitely throwing feelers out about playing, even last year,” he said. “I thought he had more to give. I think when you play that long, you get tired of the conditioning. You get tired of the practice. And guys like that would love to just play in the games. So he probably needed that break, and now he’s working out again, and probably refreshed.” More NBA updates to come.