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Mike Woodson grins at any talk of urgency in Rasheed Wallace's status with the #Knicks. More:
Wallace, who has been working out with trainers during practices, has yet to be cleared by the team's medical staff to scrimmage. He will remain in New York to continue his conditioning while the team is on a three-game road trip.
Woodson said Wallace would be re-evaluated when the team returns from the trip on Tuesday and "there's a chance he could go next week." At that point, there will be one preseason game remaining before the regular season.
Asked if he would be disappointed if Wallace not being ready to play, Woodson grinned, "I wouldn't be disappointed. If we think he's ready, we will definitely have him out there scrimmaging [in practice]."
Wallace, who is attempting a comeback after a two-year layoff, signed a non-guaranteed veteran's minimum.
The Knicks may consider keeping him on the roster and giving him a bulk of the early season to get himself into game shape, considering that he is probably the most valuable to them come late season and playoff time.