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Knicks officially sign Rasheed Wallace

10/03/2012 3:51 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
Rasheed Wallace officially ended a two-year NBA retirement on Wednesday, signing a one-year deal with the New York Knicks. Terms of the contract were not announced.

The 38-year-old Wallace last played for the Boston Celtics in 2009-10, averaging 9.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 79 games, and averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game over his 15-year career with the Wizards, Blazers, Hawks, Pistons, and Celtics.

Now, after two seasons away from the game, the Philly native returns to join a Knicks bench that includes fellow veterans Marcus Camby (38), Jason Kidd (39), and Kurt Thomas, who turns 40 on Thursday. He will also be reunited with Knicks coach Mike Woodson, who was an assistant coach on the 2003-04 Pistons squad that Wallace helped lead to the NBA Championship.

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