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http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2007/06/05/2007-06-05_knicks_could_feel_need_for_rasheed.html

The ugly ending to Rasheed Wallace's season could be the start of something encouraging for the Knicks.

Isiah Thomas is in the market for a rugged power forward to play alongside Eddy Curry, and Thomas may look to revisit acquiring Wallace, the volatile Pistons veteran who fouled out and was ejected in the fourth quarter of Detroit's season-ending loss in Cleveland in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. There already is talk of the Pistons breaking up their team after losing four straight games to LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Wallace, who is signed through the 2009 season, is the most logical choice to be moved.

When Thomas first assumed control of the Knicks, he twice tried to trade for Wallace, who instead landed in Atlanta and then Detroit. Thomas never got over losing Wallace to his former teammate, Pistons GM Joe Dumars, and has told associates that Wallace would have made the Knicks a perennial playoff team.

Thomas has his sights set on Jermaine O'Neal, Kevin Garnett and Pau Gasol, but Wallace is a more realistic option. It is unclear if Dumars is prepared to trade Wallace or if he has interest in any of the Knicks' players. Another factor could be the influence of Garden chairman James Dolan, who once swore off bringing in players he felt would embarrass the franchise.

Wallace, 32, is one of the league's top power forwards but has a history of undermining himself and his team with his abrasive antics. On Saturday, Wallace was called for three fouls in a span of 39 seconds, fouling out of the game. He immediately lost control of his emotions, was thrown out and began screaming profanities at referees and Cavs players. Because Wallace had accrued seven technical fouls in the playoffs he would have been suspended had there been a Game 7.

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I'd trade him for a draft pick & a player. Of course, I'm not sure if the Knicks have any of the latter.

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Wow....this would be interesting! Wonder what the Pistons could possibly get from the Knicks in return for Sheed!

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A buddy of mine heard Frye and Crawford...

We would have to flip Crawford for a cheesburger or pack of smokes if that happens.

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We would have to flip Crawford for a cheesburger or pack of smokes if that happens.

What??? Crawford is the only player on the Knicks roster worth trading for. If he can stay healthy he could be an awesome scorer off the bench or Flip could run more 3 guard stuff with him, Hamilton and Billups.

Frye is good too, but I'd rather see that 23rd pick thrown in there.

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I'd love to have Frye and Crawford for Sheed, but nobody would be dumb enough to make that trade...

...oh, wait, Zeke's still there...NIIIIIICE.

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Are you implying Rasheed is a star?

Yeah, just what I wanted to say. And in the article, it calls him "one of the league's top power forwards." By what standard? Reading something like that is hilarious, have they been watching the same guy the past couple years?

I'm all for trading him. The trade will probably look bad for a while, because he'll be motivated and play well for the Knicks for a season, but after that we'll be big winners in the deal.

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I'd love to have Frye and Crawford for Sheed, but nobody would be dumb enough to make that trade...

...oh, wait, Zeke's still there...NIIIIIICE.

Hey zeke, you gonna throw in a draft pick too? Hahaha!!

If Sheed for Crawford and Frye went down, that would be the most lopsided trade in Pistons history since Joe got Sheed and Mike James for Bob Sura, Chucky Atkins, and Lindsey. Please God, let it happen.

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I've heard Rasheed for Frye/Francis, Frye/Crawford, Lee/Crawford, Lee/Francis, Frye/Rose and a pick.

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Yeah, just what I wanted to say. And in the article, it calls him "one of the league's top power forwards." By what standard? Reading something like that is hilarious, have they been watching the same guy the past couple years?

I'm all for trading him. The trade will probably look bad for a while, because he'll be motivated and play well for the Knicks for a season, but after that we'll be big winners in the deal.

He is, in fact they were discussing top 5 power forwards of all time on the TNT show, and Rasheed Wallace was mentioned by one of the commentators.

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I'd love to have Frye and Crawford for Sheed, but nobody would be dumb enough to make that trade...

...oh, wait, Zeke's still there...NIIIIIICE.

He doesn't like Frye anymore, and Crawford's got a long/expensive contract to be a backup.

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there is no doubt in my mind rasheed is a top 3 talented power forward. he can score in the post, he can knock down outside shots, he can defend, he can rebound, and he can block shots. now the problem with rasheed is getting him to utilize all this talent on a nightly basis.

now i'm also shocked that rasheed is now the scape goat or sacrifical lamb. of all the 5 starters, rasheed had the most consistent postseason, but yet we are throwing him under the buss. why because of technicals? well looking at the team he seemed to be the only one who really gave a ****.

with that said, i believe the pistons should move rasheed. i don't believe he meshes well with saunders, and since saunders is staying, rasheed needs to go. hopefully new blood will do some good

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Rasheed is like the Charizard in Pokemon. He's just as likely to fry you with his breath o' fire as he is the opposition. Man...I need to watch fewer cartoons and more porn

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Rasheed is like the Charizard in Pokemon. He's just as likely to fry you with his breath o' fire as he is the opposition. Man...I need to watch fewer cartoons and more porn

or at least good cartoons...yikes

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i'm really not understanding this rasheed bashing so hopefully someone will explain it too me. rasheed was the only one who played well and consistently through each series. if it wasn't for rasheed, detroit would've been swept by cleveland. also rasheed was the only one who i saw out there, who seemed to be playing with some sort on intentsity and passion, and yet, we are here bashing him like he is the reason the pistons lost? rasheed is pretty much the 4-5th best player on the team, and yet he was the best throughout the playoffs. why are we not piling on billups? our best player pretty much played the worst except for webber, but nothing was really expected of webber, and pretty much billups and saunders wrote him out of the offense.

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i'm really not understanding this rasheed bashing so hopefully someone will explain it too me. rasheed was the only one who played well and consistently through each series. if it wasn't for rasheed, detroit would've been swept by cleveland. also rasheed was the only one who i saw out there, who seemed to be playing with some sort on intentsity and passion, and yet, we are here bashing him like he is the reason the pistons lost? rasheed is pretty much the 4-5th best player on the team, and yet he was the best throughout the playoffs. why are we not piling on billups? our best player pretty much played the worst except for webber, but nothing was really expected of webber, and pretty much billups and saunders wrote him out of the offense.

I think Rasheed is the best player on the team, or either the second best. He is the defense of the team for the most part, and he is the only one who can create his own offense in the post. If they trade Rasheed it won't be because of his play or contract, it will be because of issues he has with Flip Saunders.

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I can't believe we just had a Pokemon reference on this board.

Add that to the list of things I never thought I'd see in my lifetime...

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I think Rasheed is the best player on the team, or either the second best. He is the defense of the team for the most part, and he is the only one who can create his own offense in the post. If they trade Rasheed it won't be because of his play or contract, it will be because of issues he has with Flip Saunders.

i totally agree. i'm just saying the constant bashing of rasheed and comparing to pokemon (i know nothing about pokemon so i don't even get it) is uncalled for. also the sense that the pistons playoff failures were because of rasheed is also ludacris.

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i totally agree. i'm just saying the constant bashing of rasheed and comparing to pokemon (i know nothing about pokemon so i don't even get it) is uncalled for. also the sense that the pistons playoff failures were because of rasheed is also ludacris.

Sheed is a rapper???

The reason why Sheed should be moved is because this group will never win another title again. It has nothing to do with how he played in the playoffs, because he was solid. But if he is one of the best power forwards in the game, why doesn't he average at least 20 points? If Billups is resigned, then it makes no sense to keep him around. They need to get some younger guys in and shake things up a bit. I think Sheed and the 2nd rounder for Crawford/Frye and the 23rd pick would be a trade Joe D should not turn down.

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I really dont want to retire my 'Sheed jersey. I like the fire and intensity that he brings, even though it bubbles over sometimes.

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what short memories you people have...Sheed has been absolutely rotten in the past two playoff years prior to this one. He doesn't play his position and getting thrown out of game 6 cemented the loss. Great, he had a good playoffs finally. Yipee...i'll be very happy to see him go. He gave us a few good years, helped bring a title but he also brought to the team a whiny irritating nature that you can see in every member of the squad from Prince to Hamilton. Time for him to go before he infects Maxiell and Johnson.

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