(NEW YORK) — After two years away from the game, Rasheed Wallace is back in the NBA. The New York Post has confirmed that Wallace will sign a deal with the New York Knicks on Monday and will be at training camp.
The 38-year old Wallace last played with the Boston Celtics during the 2009-2010 season. It is unknown whether or not Wallace’s spot on the Knicks roster isn’t guaranteed, but he’s expected to make the team as a role player. He worked out with the team last Saturday, and had been weighing whether or not he’d want to make a return to the court.
Wallace will be reunited with Knicks head coach Mike Woodson. Woodson was an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons when they won the NBA title back in 2004.
The Knicks have signed numerous players to round out their front-court, but didn’t add youth. Over the offseason the team added 39-year old Jason Kidd, 38-year old Marcus Camby, 39-year old Kurt Thomas, and now Wallace.
He is likely to receive the veteran’s minmum of $1.7 million.
In 15 NBA seasons, Wallace averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game with the Trail Blazers, Hawks, Pistons, and Celtics.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News