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Tyson Chandler wants Rasheed Wallace as part of Knicks

Sep 27, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

New York Knicks Tyson Chandler acknowledges the Dallas Mavericks fans after being presented with his championship ring before their NBA basketball game in Dallas Reuters

When it was reported that the Knicks were taking a hard look at Rasheed Wallace, a lot of Knicks fans rolled their eyes. Knicks haters just laughed.

But Tyson Chandler — the guy Wallace would back up — wants Sheed in New York. Look at what he told the New York Post.

“He looked good,’’ Chandler said Wednesday at a charity event featuring his photography, including pictures of former Knicks Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields… “Rasheed can be a great addition to us….

“I hope he [comes],” Chandler said. “I don’t know what the situation is, but he’s a great communicator on defense and we know he can knock down the open 3 and jump shot. To have myself and Amare [Stoudemire] with Marcus Camby and Rasheed as backups … That’s pretty nice.”

Reports out of New York suggested that Wallace showed he still had some game left, but his conditioning was nowhere near NBA levels.

Reportedly, the Knicks are letting Sheed make the decision — he can get a contract if he is willing to commit to the required conditioning. He is thinking about it.

I’m just not sure how many minutes there would be for him, with the Knicks likely to use Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony at the four, plus Chandler and Marcus Camby at center. But Wallace will get a chance. If he wants it.

  1. dysraw1 - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    yo maybe i am the crazy one here, but Sheed’s best days are long behind, i can see him going through the same crap that B-diddy went through, and i wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

  2. michaeljordanseviltwin - Sep 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Rasheed backing up Chandler?

    A) What about the very capable Marcus Camby
    B) Wallace player power forward

  3. hehateme2 - Sep 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    It won’t matter…. the knicks are irrevelent.

    • cantonbound13 - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

      much like you & your posts.

  4. truprof - Sep 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    “he can get a contract if he is willing to commit to the required conditioning. He is thinking about it.”

    Yeah, he’s thinking about it while he puffs on a large blunt!

    • katra2logic - Sep 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Should I go (make a few hundred grand)? OR Should I stay home (and smoke this blunt in my luxury digs)? Tough choice but someone has to make it :-)

  5. jjacks1122 - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    I’m all for the Knicks looking to change their mindset. Having Kidd, Camby, and maybe Sheed on the bench gives you more people you can trust late in game, and can help space the floor for Melo when he does his 1502587 jab step…midrange pull up progession

  6. klink6224 - Sep 28, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    I just wish the Knicks went this route 20 years ago and put some backup size behind Ewing! Herb Williams, Eric Anderson, Anthony Bonner and Mason were never enough to match up against (and pains me to say) the Cartwrights, Wenningtons and Purdues of those Bulls teams. Yes I’m aware it was Jordan who ripped the hearts out but those guys always came thru when needed. The Knicks always had a stable of back up guards that was the complete opposite of what they needed.

    And ehhh on Sheed. Always liked his game but take it or leave it at this point

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