Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

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Postby therealdeal on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:52 pm

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Veteran forward Rasheed Wallace has retired from pro basketball for the second time, the New York Knicks announced Wednesday.

Wallace played in 21 games this season with the Knicks but missed most of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot.

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Wallace returned to the floor Monday against the Charlotte Bobcats for the first time since Dec. 13 but played just four minutes because of foot soreness. The Knicks had hoped to have Wallace, 38, back for the playoffs.

"Rasheed has given this team everything he had," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said in a statement provided by the team. "He is a winner, true professional and leader on and off the court. Due to his injury, he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs."

Woodson later added that he was "a little shocked" to learn of Wallace's decision.

"There comes a time when you know you just can't answer the ball anymore. That's the hard part about playing professional sports because it's tough to walk away when you know you can't do it anymore," Woodson said.

Woodson convinced Wallace, whom he coached in Detroit, to end a two-year retirement and sign with the Knicks during training camp.

Wallace was an integral part of the Knicks' 17-5 start. He averaged 7.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in 14 minutes before he was sidelined by the foot injury. Woodson believes Wallace will remain with the team in some capacity.

"It's going to be a loss not having him (on the floor). But it was his decision. We have to respect that," Woodson said.

A first-round draft pick in 1995, Wallace played 15 seasons in the NBA and won a title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. He retired in 2010 after one season with the Celtics in which the team lost to the Lakers in the Finals. Wallace came out of retirement to sign with the Knicks in October.

He finishes his career with averages of 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The four-time All-Star has been known as a volatile player and finishes as the all-time leader in technical fouls with 304.

Wallace's retirement opened up a roster spot for the Knicks, who announced Wednesday afternoon they had signed center Earl Barron.

The 7-foot Barron averaged 3.7 points in 17 games for the Washington Wizards this season before being waived in late December. The six-year veteran played in seven games for the Knicks at the end of the 2009-10 season.
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: vs. BOS Game 1 SAT

Postby keyindabox on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:33 pm

He's been trying to come back from his injury for a while. After only being able to play a couple minutes the other day before being asked out, I think he's realized that his body just isn't gonna let him continue playing basketball. Not really a loss for us, but it was nice having his tenacity and veteran presence. Was fun while it lasted, SHEEEEEEED :bow:
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Jason Kidd announces his retirement

Postby The Rock on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:31 am

https://twitter.com/nyknicks/status/341591765838594048
.@RealJasonKidd has decided to retire from the @NBA today.
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby keyindabox on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:40 am

Jason Kidd has announced he is retiring.

"My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years."

Sucks to go out the way he did in that terrible playoffs, but he will nonetheless be remembered as one of the best PGs of all time :bow:
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Re: Jason Kidd announces his retirement

Postby XXIV on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:46 am

Not too surprising, his game had really diluted over the past couple of seasons. He was a great player and person and will be missed.
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Re: Jason Kidd announces his retirement

Postby 432J on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:58 am

as expected

he just couldn't bring it anymore like he used to. always one of my favorite players though, loved watching him on those late 90s-early 2000s suns and nets teams. next stop: HOF
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Re: Jason Kidd announces his retirement

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:01 am

Take the hint, Nash!

Just kidding. Good for Jason. I wish he'd gone out on top, but this last season was a decent bet.
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby Weezy on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:38 am

Not to call out any other staff if this is taken as that, it's not meant to be and I have no idea who did it, but I'm not really sure why this was merged. Kidd was only a Knick for 1 season, I think his retirement deserved it's own thread outside the Knicks, a true all time great. I see Slim has made another thread for his retirement, probably because he didn't see one, and I think that one should probably stay open.
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby therealdeal on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:36 am

It was me! You have disrespected me for the last time!

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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:42 am

Mod Smackdown coming..... :jam2:
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby therealdeal on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:43 am

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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:48 am

^^Why the wraps on the knee's Real...... do you have meniscus tears?.....
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby Weezy on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:57 am

You win based on that picture, I can't even open this thread to look at it, grosses me out.
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby therealdeal on Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:07 am

VICTORY! :jam2:

And the knee wrap is just a precaution. No tears yet but I have a lot of weight I'm throwin' around...
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Re: Official 2012-2013 NY Knicks Thread: Kidd to retire

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:34 pm

fatality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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