This story "broke" on Saturday, but we wanted to make sure not too much time passed without us mentioning pretty much the most hilarious Knicks story of what has ultimately been a rather depressing Knicks summer: The Knicks are reportedly "considering" signing retired-for-two-years-now Rasheed Wallace. Oh, at this point, they might as well.
How about some light, fun factoids for you, concerning this unlikely-yet-not-unlikely-at-all combo:
1. If the Knicks signed Wallace — who, we remind you, has been retired for two years — he would, as Seth pointed out yesterday, be the fourth oldest current Knick.
2. If Wallace signed, in another fun age-related tidbit from SI, the Knicks would have four of the nine oldest players in the NBA. There is no truth to the rumors that the Knicks have reached out to Roger Clemens.
3. To remind you, Wallace is the all-time NBA leader in technical fouls, with 304.
4. Wallace has been out of the league so long that the last game he played against the Knicks, the Knicks' rotation was: Earl Barron, David Lee, Danilo Gallinari, JR Giddens, Tony Douglas, Bill Walker, Chris Duhon, and Sergio Rodriguez. (And the Knicks won!)
5. Even if Rasheed doesn't return, he will always live on in the Need 4 Sheed Detroit Pistons blog.
Should the Knicks do this? They could use another frontcourt guy — though, uh, we can't help but notice this team still only has three and a half healthy guards — and heck, Wallace is (presumably) willing to play for the minimum. On the other hand: This season is gonna be a madhouse, isn't it? By midseason, the Knicks are going to be so banged up, they're going to be starting ... hey, what's JR Giddens up to?
Training camp starts next week. What wacky character from the past will show up next? Are there any Davises — Antonio, Dale, or otherwise — still hanging around? C'mon down, Michael Sweetney!