Rasheed Wallace to Play vs. Nets

Forward Rasheed Wallace will return to the New York Knicks’ lineup Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets after missing Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets with a left-foot injury.

Dec 2, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward/center Rasheed Wallace leaves the court after being ejected during the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

“I’m good money,” Wallace told ESPN’s Ian Begley after the Knicks’ Tuesday morning shootaround.

His presence will give Knicks’ head coach Mike Woodson some added length to use against Brooklyn, which will come in handy considering that Nets’ center Brook Lopez will miss his sixth consecutive game. The Nets are one of the NBA’s better offensive rebounding teams, so the more big bodies the Knicks can run out there, the better off they should be.

Wallace also gives the Kicks a presence in the post a presence in the post, as Carmelo Anthony is the only other Knick that can score on the block.  That also may be a factor since having a presence in the post could help get the Nets into early foul trouble.

On the season, Wallace is averaging seven points and four rebounds in 15 minutes for the 15-5 Knicks.

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