Rasheed Wallace a Hall of Famer?

The Hall Monitor asks if volatile power forward is worth enshrinement or not

Updated: April 11, 2013, 1:51 PM ET
By Neil Paine | Basketball-Reference.com
WallaceDerick E. Hingle/USA TODAY SportsIs the volatile Rasheed Wallace worthy of Hall of Fame enshrinement?

This past weekend brought the news that Bernard King was finally going to take his place in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, a decision that was long overdue from the viewpoint of this writer.

But with the annual announcement of new inductees comes the time as well for basketball fans to turn their eyes toward future inductees -- and who better to evaluate than Rasheed Wallace, another Knick who has achieved folk-hero status over the course of his long career.

Wallace's case is a fascinating one because his Hall of Fame candidacy can be argued from so many different perspectives, for better and for worse. To help us sort it all out, we need to turn once again to our Hall Monitor, an inventory of 13 questions designed to assess whether a player deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Also read if ESPN The Magazine thinks Wallace deserves to be in here.

Should Rasheed make the cut? Read on to find out.

Neil Paine writes for FiveThirtyEight, the data-supported sports, politics and culture site coming soon from ESPN.