FanPost

Knicks' still keeping Sheed

With Rasheed Wallace's injury that hampered him for the most part this season, many may have been curious on why he is still in the Knicks roster (especially with Kenyon Martin now on board).

Wallace went on to have surgery on his fractured bone on his left foot and hasn't played since.

He was expected to be out at least eight weeks and the Knicks are looking forward for him to be back in the playoffs rather than releasing him and sign another player to fill his spot. More from Mike Woodson as he explains their stand in keeping Wallace (source: Ian Begley from ESPN New York):

"We know that the surgery was successful, now it’s just up to him to rehab. He wants to play. That was the whole reason for bringing him," Woodson said. "Unfortunately he’s had this surgery. It happens. We didn’t expect STAT to go through what he went through earlier in the year. The door is still open for Rasheed to come back and play. He’s just got to put in the time and rehab and put in the time on the floor because he can help us in the long run."

Sheed was an integral piece in the Knicks roster with averaged 7.2 points/game and 4.2 rebounds/game in 14. 6 minutes of playing time per game in 20 games. Not only did his contributions from the bench helped the Knicks early, his locker room presence and veteran leadership also contributed for their run.

Another thing to note is that if the Knicks opt to replace Wallace with another player, it is hard to find possible candidates to replace him at this point of the season. Players had to be placed on waivers before the March 1 deadline to be allowed to play for any playoff-bound team. Maybe this is the reason why they decided to keep and wait for him.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Posting and Toasting

You must be a member of Posting and Toasting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Posting and Toasting. You should read them.

Join Posting and Toasting

You must be a member of Posting and Toasting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Posting and Toasting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker