February 19, 2009
Both have similar, MLE-ish contracts that expire this summer, but Wilcox can play. Rose, who is a good locker room guy but has only played 18 contests this year, cannot.
Rose hasn't shot over 40 percent from the field since the 2004-05 season, and his undersized frame leaves him quite prone on the defensive end. Isiah Thomas traded for him, so there's your final nail.
Wilcox isn't going to make the Knicks a lock for the playoffs, but he can finish around the basket, and could be good for a few 18-and-8 games in New York's up-tempo offense. The F/C is only 26, and is in desperate need of a coach that can toss him some consistent minutes. Just don't toss him the ball in the low post. Results vary.