So, uh, I guess Rasheed Wallace won't be returning from that foot injury.
April 17, 2013 – EVP, Basketball Operations & GM Glen Grunwald announced F/C Rasheed Wallace has retired from playing pro basketball.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
"Rasheed has given this team everything he had," Head Coach Mike Woodson said.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
"He is a winner,true professional & leader on & off the court.Due to his injury,he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
Wow. So, the four minutes (1-3 shooting) Sheed played against the Bobcats will go down as his last as a Knick, and probably as an NBA player (I hold out hope for another comeback). It's a shame we won't get to enjoy any Sheed in the playoffs-- when healthy, he was one of the team's best defenders-- but stress fractures are no joke and I suppose it was evident from that prompt retreat on Monday that Sheed hadn't really healed. Farewell, Sheed. Well, I hope you stick around to motivate the Knicks and scream at their opponents and/or referees, but farewell from the roster.
The roster's back at 14, so be on the lookout for a last-minute signing. Based on yesterday's events, maybe like Malik Rose or somebody.