Well, it's definitely going to be an interesting time for basketball in New York City, to say the least. The Knicks, be they competing for the back pages with the Nets, or genuinely of the belief that Rasheed Wallace will improve their squad, plan on signing the 38 year old power forward for the 1.3 million dollar veteran-minimum on pro day.
That means the Knicks have signed Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace this offseason. Those 4 players' ages average out at 35.75 (going on 36! their collective inner-child might tell us.)
Looking past his age, Rasheed Wallace does bring a number of things to the table. The former defensive player of the year would be a reliable backup for when Amare Stoudemire inevitable gets hurt. In addition, he's a threat from the 3-point line, where the Knicks tended to live and die last season.
He also brings his 'vibrant' personalit and the single-season record for technical fouls (41.) I honestly don't know if this is a good signing. There seems to be a lot going on with the Knicks right now, probably too much. It's very hard to picture this roster gelling, with so many established players coming together under the lights of Madison Square Garden, the glaring pressure of NYC, and the added element of the upstart Brooklyn Nets keeping the team of the hot seat even more so than before.
In the best case scenario, the team works out like the 2010 Mavericks, a squad of veterans whose shared purpose of winning a ring brings chemistry. In the worst case scenario, they're still the Knicks.
What do you think of this move?