Rasheed Wallace could be back in the NBA next season.
The former All-Star was seen working out with the New York Knicks’ Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas on Saturday and the team is reportedly considering the 38-year-old for a roster spot next season, according to a tweet from ESPN NBA analyst Ric Bucher.
Wallace last played in the NBA in 2010 as a member of the Boston Celtics. His last game was against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, in which he scored 11 points on 5-for-11 shooting as a starter over the injured Kendrick Perkins. He was bought out by the Celtics later that summer and officially announced his retirement.
In February of this year, CSNNE.com reported that the former NBA champion would sign with the Lakers, but the report panned out to be nothing more than rumor.
Wallace, who was instrumental in leading the Detroit Pistons to an NBA title in 2004, would be paid the veteran’s minimum by the Knicks should this latest rumor prove to be true. He would add depth to a veteran frontcourt that already includes Camby, Thomas, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler. Together, those four alone have an average of 14 years in the NBA. Wallace’s addition would also mean that the Knicks have four of the nine oldest players in the NBA.
NBA news: Rasheed Wallace working out at NYK practice facility w/Camby and Kurt Thomas. Knicks' considering.—
Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) September 23, 2012