HoopsHype Rasheed Wallace rumors

March 8, 2013 Updates

Anthony missed his second straight game with what the Knicks have vaguely called a “sore/stiff right knee.’’ Woodson said Anthony is officially listed as “day to day’’ — the timetable Rasheed Wallace was given when he went down in mid-December. Wallace still has not returned. Woodson seemed a little more serious in discussing Anthony’s absence than he was in Detroit on Wednesday. Woodson said after last night’s game there is a possibility Anthony could play tomorrow when the Knicks host the Jazz before a five-game West Coast trip. He said he would know more today. New York Post

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Rasheed Wallace’s surgery in which a screw was inserted into his left foot Thursday at the Hospital for Special Surgery was done with his goal of returning sometime during the playoffs. Wallace could have just called it a career, placed a cast on the foot for 12 weeks and been done with basketball. According to a source, he contemplated that possibility the last several days. The Knicks, however, announced an eight-week timetable that could put him back on the court in the middle of the first round. But one leading medical expert said Wallace will not be at 100 percent healed after just eight weeks from surgery to repair a Jones fracture of his fifth metatarsal. New York Post

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Adam Zagoria: Woody says he expects Wallace to play no more than 9-10 minutes once he returns. "He'll never be 100 percent," he said. Twitter

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Not being able to play seems to be hurting Rasheed Wallace more than the stress reaction in his left foot. He doesn't like talking about the injury that's sidelined him for 25 games. But Wallace opened up Wednesday about how much he hates not playing -- something Knicks coach Mike Woodson said could change after the All-Star break. "Sometimes just sitting on the sideline or sitting in the back watching those guys, it's killing me," Wallace said. "It's killing me because I feel like at certain points of the game, 'OK, I could have gotten that rebound,' or 'I would have been able to trap here or do something there.' It's a whole lot of what-ifs and I couldas, shouldas, wouldas. The anxiety kills me because I definitely want to be out there with my soldiers. "It's like, 'OK, you're preparing for war, I'm up here in practice, going through practice and game film and all of that. I'm preparing myself, but guys, I can't get on the airplane and go to war with you.' It kills me. But there's nothing I can do. I just got to let this foot do what it does." Newsday

February 6, 2013 Updates

The “what ifs” will never be resolved in Washington but the memories remain. When asked what he misses most about his days playing at the Capital Centre in Landover, Wallace said: “Just the enthusiasm of the crowd. The crowd felt the same things that we did. That it was a helluva team and we could’ve did some things. …I think we would’ve went far in the playoffs, because we were big. Unfortunately, I started those games that I did because Web went down. I hate to move into his starting slot like that. But man, we could’ve did a lot of things.” Washington Post

February 5, 2013 Updates

Hunter said he received 102 text messages after he became interim coach. Texters included one of his ex-coaches, Larry Brown, as well as former teammates Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Grant Hill. He also talked to Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, both former point guards who landed coaching jobs without experience. "He's a guy who doesn't think he knows all of the answers," Jackson said. "He loves the game. He has been around some great minds. He is going to be just fine. I think it's great that he has the opportunity." Yahoo! Sports

Mike Woodson expects Rasheed Wallace to start practicing after the All-Star break. Wallace, 38, has been out since Dec. 15 with a stress reaction in his left foot. The team has listed him as day to day. ESPN.com

Woodson also hopes that Marcus Camby, out since Jan. 10 with a left plantar fascia injury, returns to practice after the break. But he is less certain about Camby than he is Wallace. "I don't know about Camby," Woodson said before Monday's game against Detroit. "They'll continue to do their therapy work through the break. I'm hoping to have one of them back. Hopefully Rasheed will be back on the floor." Woodson isn't sure if Wallace will ever be 100 percent healthy this season. ESPN.com

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