Mike Woodson said the Knicks don't plan to waive Rasheed Wallace to add another healthy big man, but he wouldn't rule out making a move.
Wallace (foot surgery) and Amar'e Stoudemire, who had his right knee scoped yesterday, are lost for at least the regular season. Woodson said he will talk to general manager Glen Grunwald after this five-game trip "and start assessing" their options.
"I think we have until the latter part of March to make some decisions," Woodson said.
To add someone, the Knicks would have to subtract someone. It doesn't make sense to cut a healthy body. But Woodson was adamant that it won't be Wallace, who is on this trip.
"I never made that statement about waiving Rasheed," he said. "Rasheed still has a chance to bounce back. As we go up this road, we've just got to wait and see -- are these guys able to come back for us?"
This means a bigger role for Kenyon Martin. He likely will be signed for the rest of the season when his second 10-day deal expires this week.
Mike Woodson: Knicks might make move, but it won't be Rasheed Wallace
Newsday | Mar 12