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Rasheed Wallace finally signs contract, now in Knicks camp

Oct 3, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

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It’s now official — Rasheed Wallace is a New York Knick.

After missing one day of training camp while his agent and the Knicks argued over whatever (the money was set as a veteran minimum deal of $1.7 million) the two sides worked it out the team announced, and Wallace was at practice for the Knicks Wednesday. Wearing No. 36 and with his sweats halfway up his calves in a trademark look.

It brings another veteran into the Knicks locker room. And makes them old. I mean really old. Oldest team in NBA history. This summer they have added Jason Kidd (age 39), Kurt Thomas (39), Marcus Camby (38), Wallace (38), and Argentinian “rookie” Pablo Prigioni (35).

Veterans on the roster does help win titles. A few veterans anyway. But over the course of a long season a lot of coaches like to turn to their young bench to soak up minutes and give weary starters a rest on back-to-backs or four games in five night road trips. Good luck doing that Mike Woodson.

But the Knicks have Sheed, and so the league just got more entertaining.

  1. cantonbound13 - Oct 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    The league is entertaining, unlike your biased articles.

    • heat256 - Oct 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      Since the Knicks can’t be entertaining with, you know, actually winning games and offering the slightest of challenges come playoff time, they’ll have to settle for entertaining in the train wreck way. Enjoy watching the basketball version of Century Village playing this year.

      • cantonbound13 - Oct 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

        If you’re going to write stupid posts at least make them funny.

  2. fballlvr22 - Oct 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    The missing piece to the New York Knicks puzzle (sarcasm that is).

    • freeagentsignee - Oct 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM

      You would be surprised fballlvr.
      Wallace can still be a decent player perhaps.

  3. marcusfitzhugh - Oct 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Signing Sheed is good. The goal is to accumulate the best players and win as many games as possible. With that in mind, if Sheed is better than the last guy on the Knicks bench, why wouldn’t they sign him? Besides, can anyone tell me, exactly who Sheed replaced? What bench warming scrub on a team that hasn’t won a championship since 73 just got bumped? No one knows because it doesn’t matter.

    • badintent - Oct 3, 2012 at 10:55 PM

      Probably some ex-Celtic, Boston dumps all their garbage in the Hudson

  4. eflem80 - Oct 4, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Everyone got jokes now….the real joke will be what they got to say when the Knicks are tied for 1st in the east by January….

  5. danariel619 - Oct 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    The NBA just got a lot richer…. Between Wallace’s and Chandler’s technical fouls, the League is going to make a mint! David Stern just officially became a Knicks fan! Let’s go Knicks!!!!!

    • freeagentsignee - Oct 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

      Stern already is a Knicks fan.

      • freeagentsignee - Oct 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

        Stern already is a Knicks fan danariel.

  6. freeagentsignee - Oct 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Go Rasheed!

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