The New York Knicks announced Wednesday that Rasheed Wallace will have to undergo foot surgery to repair a broken bone. He will be out for eight weeks ending his regular season run, ending his career in the NBA, once again.
The four-time NBA all-star and NBA champion with the Detroit Pistions, retired in 2010 after a NBA finals stint with the Boston Celtics. He however came out of retirement to play alongside the Knicks off the bench. With the Knicks, Wallace only played in 20 games, averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds.
The Knicks won’t remove Wallace from their roster, as they hope he can contribute in the playoffs, Nate Taylor of The New York Times writes. Still, it’s unlikely he’ll return in time given his age and lack of time remaining. It is possible he returns in time for the playoffs, however if he does, he probably won’t be able to contribute as much. Nonetheless when healthy Wallace is able to contribute at a high level.
This is definitely disappointing news for Knicks fans however at his age of 38-years-old, you have to wonder whether this is the end of ‘Sheed in the NBA.
Wallace has been inactive since Dec. 13 with a stress fracture. He signed a one-year contract with the Knicks at a veteran’s minimum.