WEDNESDAY, 4:37pm: Salary doesn't figure to be a factor in Wallace's decision, according to agent Bill Strickland, as Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com writes. It doesn't appear the veteran will seek more than the minimum for the Knicks or any other team if he decides to return.
"He's done very well and he has been good about his money," Strickland said. "I just think that it has got to be the right place."
TUESDAY, 9:41am: Whether or not Rasheed Wallace wears a Knicks uniform this season may be up to Rasheed himself, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post. According to Berman, the Knicks are willing to "take a gamble" on Wallace, but the 38-year-old hasn't decided yet whether he wants to dedicate himself to getting back in NBA shape and playing again.
Wallace's agent, Bill Strickland, says six teams have tried to get his client to come out of retirement over the last two years. The Knicks made an attempt last season, and there were strong rumblings that the Lakers were interested as well. Berman also writes of "hints" that the Celtics made a play for Wallace earlier this summer, though Boston has since added other bigs. As for the Knicks' interest, Strickland says he's leaving that decision up to his client.
"He will make this decision on his own," Strickland said. "Rasheed’s his own man. This time I’ll be more a facilitator than an advisor. As he’s told me, he’s a grown man and he’s got this."
Strickland adds that he has yet to talk specific contract details with the Knicks, so it's unclear what sort of deal Wallace could land. The Knicks can't offer more than the minimum salary, of course, but I'm not sure whether they'd be willing to guarantee most or all of a contract for Wallace.