NEW YORK — Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Rasheed Wallace “hopefully” will practice this week.
“He’s still day-to-day,” Woodson said before the Knicks faced the Hawks at MSG. “Hopefully he’ll get a chance to practice this week and hopefully we’ll get a chance to get him back on the floor, we’ll see.”
The 6-foot-11 Wallace hasn’t played since Dec. 13 and has been listed as “day-to-day” for a month and a half.
The Knicks initially called his injury a “sore left foot,” but then altered it to a “stress reaction” after a report called it a “stress fracture.”
Wallace, who came out of a two-year retirement to play for Woodson, was averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. He had also been stretching the defense with his ability to hit the 3-pointer (22-of-68).
If Wallace is lost for the season, the Knicks could opt to pursue a free agent like Kenyon Martin, but Woodson recently said they haven’t opted to go in that direction yet.
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