Tim Polzer
Monday September 24th, 2012

The Knicks liked Rasheed Wallace's workout. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Knicks were impressed enough with Rasheed Wallace's workout to cross Tracy McGrady off their list, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post.

The Post confirmed earlier reports that the 6-foot-11 center/forward worked out with the Knicks on Saturday and appears to have a benefactor in the team's front office.

The connection is clear. Wallace and assistant general manager Allan Houston share the same agent, Bill Strickland.

If the Knicks end up signing Wallace, he'll likely fill the role of defensive specialist, competing for minutes with Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas.

Wallace, who averaged 9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game with the Celtics in 2009-10 before retiring, was linked to the Lakers in February. His career NBA stats also include a dubious league-record 41 technical fouls in 2000-2001.

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