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Has Rasheed Wallace Changed the Knicks?

Has Rasheed Wallace Changed the Knicks?

He’s only averaging 13.1 minutes per game but brings a certain edge and experience that not only the fans can get behind, but his teammates too.

He’s hitting 22 percent of his three-pointers but he can still hit them. Believe it or not, he’s actually a calming factor these days.

In the recent game between the New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies, guard J.R. Smith got into a scuffle with one of the Grizzlies and Wallace was the first man in his face to get control of the situation and Smith’s emotions.

Wallace, known for his high-energy and feistiness, brings the Knicks’ fans to their feet. Whenever he hits a three, the crowd goes bananas. Maybe it all stems from that hilarious Dave Chappelle sketch? The one with Charlie Murphy smoking something in a car that gets pulled over by authorities and yells out “Ra-sheed Wallace!”

Let’s not forget that gives the Knicks some amazing depth alongside Marcus Camby coming off the bench.

Wallace is actually averaging a block per game, more than anyone else on team after the first seven games, including starting center, Tyson Chandler.

His defense and low-post game, something the Knicks lack even with a healthy Amare Stoudemire, are the perfect ingredients to take the Knicks to the next level.

photo: davehogg

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