With ESPN reporting that the Thunder has traded Chris Wilcox to the Knicks for Malik Rose, Oklahoma City’s connection to San Antonio strengthens. In Rose, Thunder GM Sam Presti acquires a reserve who played on the Spurs’ NBA championship teams in 1999 and 2003, a player who gained popularity for his hustle and defense.
At 6-foot-7, he’s an undersized power forward who has survived 14 NBA seasons. He’s a Philly guy, starring at Drexel and playing high school ball at Overbrook. Yes, basketball historians, that Overbrook, whose most famous alumnus was Wilt Chamberlain.
I smell a column on Rose by Berry “You-Never-Write-Too-Much-About-Wilt-Chamberlain” Tramel.
More to come.