Unclear when Rasheed will return
Knicks coach Mike Woodson swears Rasheed Wallace will return this season but couldnít give an answer when. Wallace, out since Dec. 13, will miss todayís game against the Pistons, the team he won an NBA title with.
He has a stress reaction in his left foot that Knicks doctors fear could turn into a stress fracture if he comes back too soon, according to sources. A stress fracture likely would end his season. According to an ESPN New York.com report, the Knicks are getting more fearful he could be done for the season.
But Woodson said yesterday he hasnít had any conversations with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald about signing a free agent such as Kenyon Martin. Wallace was scheduled to start running this week, but that hasnít yet happened. Woodson originally thought Wallace was returning after the West Coast trip Jan. 1.
-- NY Post