No more Sheed.
Rasheed Wallace announced his retirement from basketball, again, on Wednesday, after injuries prevented him from being able to consistently play in shape.
April 17, 2013 – EVP, Basketball Operations & GM Glen Grunwald announced F/C Rasheed Wallace has retired from playing pro basketball.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
“Rasheed has given this team everything he had,” Head Coach Mike Woodson said.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
“He is a winner,true professional & leader on & off the court.Due to his injury,he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
Here's the crazy part. Sheed actually played pretty well! At age 38, he averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds in 14.1 minutes of play in 21 games for the Knicks. He averaged 18.8 and 10.1 per 36 minutes. That's phenomenal for anyone, much less a 38-year-old.
But, mostly, we will miss Sheed for being Sheed. We will remember you, Sheed. We will remember you.