“I accept my Brian Scalabrine role. I’m cool with it.”
—Knicks big man Rasheed Wallace, who has played a very limited role so far this season, as reported by Jeff Zillgitt of the USA Today.
He is referring to popular Celtics and Bulls bench guy Brian Scalabrine (now with Comcast SportsNet New England). Wallace, who has been trying to work his way back into shape, played 3:06 of mop-up duty against the Heat. And with Amare Stoudemire and Marcus Camby out, that Mike Woodson is not playing Wallace in those minutes tells you pretty much all you need to know. But Sheed is still quotable like few others.
If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.
But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.
Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.
We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.
Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.
Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.