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Knicks say Rasheed Wallace has retired from NBA because of continued foot pain

New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace has retired again from the NBA after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury.

The Knicks say in a statement that because of his injury Wallace "will not be available to play for us during the playoffs."

Wallace ended a two-year retirement this season to join the Knicks and was a key player off the bench during their strong start. But he hadn't played since December before returning Monday against Charlotte, but he exited after 4 minutes because of continued soreness.

Coach Mike Woodson had been hoping Wallace would be able to play in the postseason, which starts Saturday.