This time, it's really over for Rasheed Wallace.
Less than a year after coming out of retirement to sign a deal with the Knicks, Sheed has announced that his NBA career is officially finished. Due to an injury that he sustained to his right foot this season, he will no longer be able to play the game of basketball.
"Rasheed has given this team everything he had," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said in a statement earlier today. "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."
Wallace tried to make a comeback to the team on Monday after missing about four months of action with a stress fracture in his right foot. But he was only able to play for four minutes because of soreness in the foot.
The Knicks will now have to decide who to replace Wallace with on their playoff roster. Given the fact that they just signed Quentin Richardson to a deal, we're almost scared to find out who they're going to pick up next.
UPDATE: The Knicks have already decided who to sign to replace Sheed. Soooo...Who is it?! Well...
April 17, 2013 – EVP, Basketball Operations & GM Glen Grunwald announced that the team has signed C Earl Barron. twitter.com/NY_KnicksPR/st…— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
[via ESPN New York]