With only one game left of the regular season, Rasheed Wallace has officially retired from the playoff bound New York Knicks. Wallace came in and out of retirement this year, to give it one more go, however, due to a slew of injuries, the veteran big man is finally calling it quits. For Wallace to retire at this point of the season, suggests that he had given it his 110%.
“Rasheed has given this team everything he had,” Mike Woodson said. “He is a winner, true professional and leader on and off the court. Due to his injury, he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs."
With injuries to Kenyon Martin, Tyson Chandler, and Amar’e Stoudemire the Knicks are now pretty thin up front,. The Knicks will have to continue to play small ball throughout the entire playoffs, but it shouldn’t be too much of an impediment in the Eastern Conference.