One of the fiercest competitors to play in the Association in the last decade; may attempt an NBA comeback with the New York Knicks, according to an article the “New York Post” published on Friday. The paper reported that their sources state, that the big man will join the team’s training camp on Monday, after agreeing to a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum salary. Wallace retired in the Summer of 2010, after playing one season for the Boston Celtics, after he averaged a career low in points scored (9.0) for the campaign. The former Detroit Pistons star worked out with members of the Knicks last weekend and he impressed those in attendance.
Published reports last season, stated that Wallace was going to return to the Association with the Los Angeles Lakers, however those rumors never came to fruition. Rasheed, has a strong relationship with New York head coach Mike Woodson; as Woodson was an assistant with Detroit earlier in his career. According to the paper’s sources; Wallace only is willing to attempt a comeback with the Knicks, due to his bond with Woodson.
The big man played 15 seasons in the Association and he was a key factor in the Pistons winning the NBA Finals over the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004. He averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for his career.