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Whether or not Rasheed Wallace decides to make a comeback with the #Knicks, one thing is abundantly clear:
Mike Woodson prefers veterans. Woodson, who goes back to his Detroit days with Wallace, has little time for (or interest in) developing rookies this season. With a short window here to win, the Knicks roster is loaded with veteran players. Even where you'd think to stash some youth at depth spots, the Knicks are going with age (Pablo Prigioni and Kurt Thomas, for example). Wallace would be another "depth" player as someone who would likely back up the PF and C positions. With Carmelo Anthony expected to see more time at the PF spot when Amar'e Stoudemire goes to the bench, a guy like Wallace would be mainly there in case of injury or foul trouble. Considering Stoudemire's injury history, some insurance in the frontcourt would be a smart move. Woodson would prefer to go with an experienced player he can plug in, one that has been there, done that.
Also, not many young forwards out there that are willing to sit idly behind the big-minute vets (for instance: Lou Amundson had interest in the Knicks but signed with Minnesota because of the potential for more playing time).
While experience is great (check the Spurs), experience also means old, which, of course, means slower, more tired and less hungry. Woodson may not have to teach as much this season, but he will have to motivate.