Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace is old. His career seemed over. He’s brash and outspoken. But he was also a damn good player who knows the game. And now he’s officially a member of the New York Knicks.

Knicks Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed the free agent forward/center to a contract. According to the New York Post, the deal is for one year, $1.7 million.

Wallace, 6-11, 230-pounds, holds career averages of 14.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.33 blocks over 33.0 minutes in 1,088 games (956 starts) over 15 seasons with Washington, Portland, Atlanta, Detroit and Boston. He is a four-time NBA All Star (2000, 2001, 2006, 2008), who won an NBA Championship with Detroit in 2004, alongside then-assistant coach Mike Woodson.

He last played for Boston in 2009-10, averaging 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 22.5 minutes in 79 regular season games (13 starts) and 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds over 17.1 minutes in 24 postseason games (one start). He was originally selected by Washington in the first round (fourth overall) of 1995 NBA Draft, following his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina.