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Sun, 09/30/2012 - 9:38pm  

Reports: Rasheed Wallace to join Knicks

According to multiple reports out of New York, former Celtics forward Rasheed Wallace will sign a one-year contract with the Knicks for the veteran's minimum of $1.7 million. 

The 38-year-old Wallace last played during the 2009-10 season, when he helped the Celtics reach Game 7 of the NBA finals.

Wallace reportedly spent much of last week at the Knicks' training facility, undergoing a physical with the team. He previously played under current Knicks coach Mike Woodson, who was an assistant with the Pistons during the forward's time in Detroit.

When asked about Wallace's return, Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters he wasn't surprised.

"I saw him at a couple of games last year, college games [because] he’s up in North Carolina a lot, and when we talked he was definitely throwing feelers out about playing, even last year," Rivers said, according to ESPNBoston.com. "I’m not surprised that he made the comeback. I was surprised he retired to begin with. I thought he had more to give. I think when you play that long, you get tired of the conditioning. You get tired of the practice. And guys like that would love to just play in the games. So he probably needed that break, and now he’s working out again, and probably refreshed." 

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