On Wednesday, I took a look at my phone and saw a text message from my friend, Tim, about the Knicks. Our exchange went a little something (exactly) like this:
“Rasheed Wallace? What the [censored]”
“We got him?”
Yes, Wallace came out of a two year retirement to play with Mike Woodson’s New York Knickerbockers. He is 38 years old, and when last he played, he averaged 22.5 MPG, 9.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 0.9 BPG. I thought the Knicks already had Marcus Camby?
I felt like just ending it there, but I want to reiterate to you that Wallace is not a guy you need on your team, except for that dude who is in a 20 team league. Then maybe you have no choice. The last time he had more than 13 points per game was ’05-’06. He was never a prolific rebounder, reaching his career high of 8.1 per game back in ’04-’05. He might be a good source for blocks, maybe getting 1.5 per game if everything falls into place, but Wallace isn’t a player I need on my team.
In other news, Dwight Howard participated in his first practice with the Lakers, which is not coincidentally the Lakers first practice this season. They are learning a style of play called “The Princeton Offense,” which is when you insult the movie “A Beautiful Mind.” It’s also a style of offense that is the Lakers’ third new offensive style to be implemented in three years, but on the plus side, they are expecting Steve Nash to make sure it runs correctly. That’s good news for those who were wondering if Nash’s stats would take a hit. I mean, they still might, but at least Nash we can count on those succulent Nash assists. Old Lakers stalwart Kobe Bryant says he is into it, and he thinks his teammates will pick up the new style quickly, so that is a thing. A good thing, even.