That Dude in The Post : Sheed

via NY Post:

“Passion, just sitting watching the way some of the guys you call great post players not playing in the post,’’ Wallace said. “It’s the passion to come back and show y’all how post players really need to play — old-school basketball. Y’all are used to all this new, young stuff, high-flying and dunking. That’s not basketball. Terrible footwork by a lot of young guys out here. Let’s go back to old-school basics.’’

Chris Alvino

I caught a little bit of the training camp special yesterday and I was lucky enough to catch the segment on Rasheed Wallace.  Alan Hahn (I believe it was Hahn) spoke about how Wallace joined the rest of the bigs working on their post moves and apparently taught them a few things about how to play on the block.

Even if Sheed goes on to play sparingly in a handful of games, his presence should help to get more out of the stars – Melo, Chandler and Amare.  Rasheed Wallace might be a headcase, but he knows the game.  In his prime, Wallace was one of the league’s premier power forwards.

As an aside, I have been impressed by all of the footage I have seen of the action and interviews held at Knicks’ camp.  This team looks like it is going to have a toughness that has not been seen in years.