It’s Official: Knicks Sign Allan Houston

by September 25, 2008

by Ryne Nelson

You have to love the irony of this signing. Last year’s Knicks were mostly comprised of healthy, but constantly out of shape underachievers.

Now, a 37-year-old Allan Houston is making a come back despite having serious knee injuries in the past.

From the official NBA press release:

New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh announced today that guard Allan Houston has been re-signed as a free agent.

The release also confirms Houston will wear No. 14 in honor of his father, Wade, one of the first African-American basketball players at the University of Louisville. Houston allegedly signed for the league minimum $1.26 million.

While we likely won’t often see Houston running the wing on a fast break, he can probably still shoot treys for 15-20 minutes per game. How well his already weak knees hold up in D’Antoni’s system will determine long he’ll stay on the court this season.

Regardless of what happens, Houston is a competitor and a good teammate. You have to respect Allan’s love for the game.