Christian Petersen/Getty Images(GREENBURGH, N.Y.) — Forward Rasheed Wallace has retired from the NBA, the New York Knicks announced Wednesday.
Wallace is retiring for the second time. He retired in 2010 after reaching the NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics.
The 38-year-old Wallace played in 21 games this season for the Knicks, averaging 14.1 minutes, seven points and four rebounds per game.
Wallace has been dealing with a stress fracture in his left foot. He played in his first game Monday since December 13, but only could play for four minutes before experiencing soreness in the foot.
“Rasheed has given this team everything he had,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said in a statement. “He is a winner, true professional and leader on and off the court. Due to his injury, he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs.”
Wallace, a four-time All-Star, played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning a championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. He averaged 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.32 blocks per game for his career.