Quantcast
Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 5:38 pm  |  96 responses

Sheed to retire?

SLAM contributor J. Gamble [making his debut with us next issue] hears from a close personal friend of Rasheed Wallace’s that unless Sheed gets $8 million to play next year, he’s going to retire. If that’s true, we’ve probably seen the last of Sheed in the NBA.

  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS

Tags: ,

  • Pic

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic Fredd

    if he wanted to get 8 million / 1 year, .. Maybe he should have scored a point in is last pistons game …. no way he gets that money … sad cos’ I ‘d love to see him bounce back in another contenter team ….

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    He’s been pretty much retired for the last couple of years now. No big suprise.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    The whole Pistons team should retire after that beatdown.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Agree with Anton and Blong. Sheed is done no matter how it goes. I feel, not sure though he would be good on TNT.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Maybe he’ll take a paycut to come play with the Spurs.

  • finest hour

    Spurs are aging they wont sign sheed who wayyyy past his prime and pay him 8 mil.

  • Pingback: Rumor: Sheed wants $8 million or else | Detroit Bad Boys

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Makes sense to me. Like BLong said, dude has basically been retired for the last couple seasons anyway. He’s definitely not getting 8 mill though.

  • Pingback: 48 Minutes of Hell » Blog Archive » The Rumor Mill: Sheed May Retire

  • Coach Master

    Oh my Gawd! The end of Sheed makin it real. Disgusting. Pay the man $$$ and give him a clown suit at least. He is simply the most quotable playa in the L.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    CTC

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And, for the record, I’d rather see the Bulls give Sheed $8 million than Ben Gordon $10 million.

  • Prison Mike

    He’s already got a championship. He’s only motivated by money now and once the contract is signed, not motivated at all.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Awwwwww.

  • http://blogs.myspace.com/originadro Witness

    I love Sheed. Pay that man 8 mill.

  • no id

    Getting 8 mil in this economy and with so many teams losing money?…not gonna happen.

  • http://thedimemachine.multiply.com thedimemachine

    Say it ain’t so.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Ironically this is just his way of finishing things on his terms.

  • http://yahoo.com Twon

    “both teams played hard my man”.

  • Pingback: Sources: Wallace Asked Pistons For Buyout - Page 12 - Detroit Pistons Fan Community - PistonsForum.com

  • Jocko

    Sheed is still worth $8M/year to a contender, trust me. From a +/- standpoint, he was still the Pistons best player this year. His defense is solid against the premier true Centers in the league… Howard for example. On offense, you just have to accept that he’s going to shoot a lot of 3′s, but at a decent percentage. His post moves are still effective, but doesn’t draw contact anymore.

  • http://www.sprint.com/sero dma

    ‘Sheed and the city of Portland need to kiss and make up. He would be the perfect backup PF the Blazers need – aggressive, good on D, hit the open 20 footer. But then again….

  • starbury&stevey

    dma@aggressive????,and what about channing frye??

  • Big Marv

    Sheed can’t retire, go back to Portland I like that, but not the SPurs, please not the Spurs.

  • TDP

    Unfortunately for Sheed, the ‘ball don’t lie.’

  • rav

    $8m????? seriously????? no wonder there are so many teams who have money problems right now

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    1 year and $8 mil for a veteran PF/C with the resume of Sheed is really that much of a stretch. However, with his up and down play of this past season, i’m not entirely sure he would get it.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    I’ll give him 20 bucks to mow my lawn. That’s his worth. You guys are insane, saying he’s worth eight million. Maybe eight million over sixteen years.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    SLAM has come to “a friend of friend of a friend” rumor reporting spot? C’mon now.

  • Pingback: SLAM ONLINE |

  • Tavoris

    I agree Russ…Sheed will make a fantastic coach tho…and I’m sure a team will snatch him up immediately 4 an assistant position

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Tavoris: what?! Sheed would make a fantastic coach? bahahahahahahahahahahahahah…..hahahahah

    ha
    ha

  • Tavoris

    Gerard, for all of Sheed’s passiveness on offense, he clearly has been one of the better defenders of the past decade. He also always gets praise from his coaches/teammates regarding his basketball IQ.

  • Tavoris

    If you watch a Piston’s game, Rasheed has practically been their defensive coach since he’s been there. He’s always talking, always making sure players are in position.

  • Marco

    sad day

  • Tavoris

    Jukai, is that really that much of a stretch, considering Lafrentz’s expiring contract was about 13.5 mil?

  • Marco

    He played demotivated because understood from day 1 of last season that the Pistons had 0 chanche of winning the ship. I think that he could be a difference maker for one of the real top team

  • Marco

    Maybe not 8 millions but the midlevel would be fair, Jukai

  • Tavoris

    I agree Marco. His defensive range ALONE makes him a difference-maker. I got lots of respect for Sheed, as he was the ONLY player who could (and did) guard Duncan 1 on 1 in their primes. Detroit went from a good defensive team to a great defensive team once he got there. He explodes in emotion on the court, but every coach he’s ever had raves about how coachable he is.

  • sheedfan

    w/a new team,he can still bring it. Somebody please.

  • ShellShock

    If he is smart he would just take the mid-level exception with a player option for next year if it is offerred. That way he gets paid for the season and can have the try of getting some more cash next year if he does well.

  • Bob dole

    Here’s a different spin – why not the Magic if they do in fact lose Turk. Could be a nice true power forward option alongside Dwight, and allow Rashard to finally move to his real position at SF. Line up could be:

    Howard
    Sheed
    Lewis
    C. Lee
    Nelson

    Looks good to me, and money could fit (turk currently makes near 7 mil, we could get sheed for that amount I’d think or maybe less) Although I don’t think it’ll happen, but fun to talk about

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Actually, Bob Dole is… really really really spot on =/

  • http://effyou@heythere.com Allenp

    He actually retired two seasons ago.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Maybe Powerade could sponsor him. Hook it up SLAM.

  • Tavoris

    Bob Dole…Sheed would LOVE to play alongside a true C…That would easily be the best defensive frontcourt in the L with Sheed and Dwight.

  • Tavoris

    Zee, that Powerade ad is gettin on my damn nerves today…WTF r u thinking Slamonline?

  • Julian Harry

    THIS IS TEH FIRST TIME I A M HEARING THIS BUT IT BELIEVEBALE. BUT THE QUESTION IS WHY HE NOT TAKE LESS MONEY TO STILL PLAY ON A WINNER ? HE MUST NOT WANT TO PLAY BALL AT ALL ANYMORE.IT HASN’T LOOKED LIKE HE BEEN WANTIN TO PLAY BALL ANYWAY THE PAST FEW YEARS.

  • Tavoris

    Julian…we’re all speculating on a rumor. Sheed has never even been the type of dude that’ll make selfish demands.

  • kevin

    i love sheed i’m from philly if he retires fine
    long as nike keep making those air force 1 high sheeds i’ll be ok

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    A thoroughly disinterested Sheed would help the Spurs more than a fully engaged Drew Gooden (if there even is such a thing) or Fabricio Oberto.

  • Peter Treadwell

    Good riddens throw that over paid thug out on his tail and don’t allow him in the hall of fame even as a vistor !!!!

  • Tavoris

    Russ, the Spurs fans (myself) can only dream of Duncan and Sheed in the frontcourt. Who would score on those 2?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    wow, really Russ? you think so? i was just sad at the prospect that we won’t hear gems like “both teams played hard” anymore. he should get traded back to ATL so Dumars can say, thanks for the lease.

  • Jeff

    Sheed retiring? never been a happier moment than when he left Portland and took all of his bullcrap and trouble with him. Worked out great for the blazers as well. Sheed is a cancer- glad he got his ring- now he needs to retire to his little pot farm where ever that maybe and let the game return to players the NBA are proud to put out of front for the public- and trust me sheed is one of them! He will not be missed!

  • Tavoris

    Jeff….trust that Sheed will definitely be coaching as soon as he retires. The trailblazers may have been glad 2 get rid of him (altho they were only four minutes away from a Finals appearance with him), but he won’t be gone from the game.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Peter Treadwell: Um, thug? Really?? Rasheed is definitely outspoken on the court, but off the court he is a married family man with multiple kids from his wife of many years and is very invested in the communities in the cities he has played in as well as the Philly community he grew up in. Know what you are saying before speaking.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    now see this children? this, is cally sihtty journalism. so and so heard from so and so that if so and so doesnt get such and such, blank might happen. what is this? a fifth rate middle school newspaper????

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    SLAM, youre better than that.

  • Cizzo

    Sheed can retire now he did his thing, one love to that kid Roscoe!

  • Tavoris

    thanks 4 the rebuttal, TADOne…everybody thinks Sheed was a bad dude cuz he played 4 the Blazers… I think people get mistaken when players don’t act like PR puppets…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    NOOOOOOOO!
    Sheed is the man!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-Sign TADONE 2:27

  • Pingback: NBA Free Agency Rumors: Wade, ‘Sheed, Boozer and more

  • Tavoris

    ditto…we get so caught up in placing expectations on people, that we don’t even notice what they ARE DOING. Sheed played defense at the 4 as well as ANYONE ever has (his rotations ARE as good as KG, and he plays physical defense as well as Duncan). I know the stats don’t tell the story, but Sheed is pretty much universally respected by players and coaches alike.

  • http://vnsny.org Spaceship Jay

    I’d love to see a pay like you play league.

  • Tavoris

    lol @ Spaceship…

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I love the guy, but I’ll be happy when he’s gone from Detroit. He needs to go to a veteran team or a team with a good coach to be successful. He was out of control this season because he didn’t have any kind of accountability. He’s deffinitly a good player still.

  • Brian

    Wasn’t this Portland’s first year making the playoffs since Sheed left? Not sure how that turned out great for them.

  • http://slamonline.com Michael Tillery

    This was actually printed? Sheed talks to no one except his wife on these matters and even if he did, I would have been the first one to know.

    Just effed it up for everybody.

    Absurd.

    Thanks.

  • G6 KNICKS

    I USED TO HATE SHEED. DON’T KNOW WHY BUT SOMETHIN ABOUT HIM…..KINDA LIKE THE GUY YOU LOVE TO HATE. BUT I HOPE HE SWALLOWS HIS PRIDE AND EXCEPTS A REASONABLE PAY THAT HE DESERVES. 8 MILLION FOR A PLAYER WHO HAS BECOME AVERAGE AT BEST IS JUST WISHFUL THINKING FOR THIS GUY.

  • Pingback: Sources: Wallace Asked Pistons For Buyout - Page 15 - Detroit Pistons Fan Community - PistonsForum.com

  • Pingback: Slam On Sheed « nbaroundtable

  • Jim Jones Drew

    Michel T. I think the sooner you get info out the better. what was wrong with printing this ? you sound like a hater, so stop hating and break some stories. `

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Come to the Rockets!

  • CDef28

    So long Sheed. Loved your game and thanks for the 2004 Championship.

  • $tev3

    TDP L0L
    0KC ANY0NE?

  • $DAVID$

    good cuz he sux!

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    bye bye bye *nynsic*

  • http://lifeondumars.com/ toasterhands

    I wouldn’t pay him 3 million.

    Sheed would make a brilliant coach, he might gather lots of techs, but there’s not a better guy to coach a team, especially college guys I would think.

  • http://www.nba.com JE

    I think Utah might do it if Boozer leaves.

  • Pingback: Hardwood Paroxysm » Blog Archive » Great Exercises in Internet Related Postings 5.5.09

  • Blazer Fan Phil

    CrazyNLazy should retire!

  • AVP

    C’ya Rasheed…. Now you can go hang out with Sprewell, who turned down a decent offer because he couldnt “feed his family” with 7 mil/per year offer or so. You will be lucky if anyone would consider signing you up for anything more than the mid level exemption.

  • http://www.nba.com JE

    Utah.

  • Pingback: Piston Powered » Blog Archive » Sheed wants $8 million

  • Pingback: SHEED! SHEED! SHEED! SHEED! at 850 & 620 THE BLOG

  • Julian Harry

    Sheed is gone if he doean’t get 8 mill per..I think he’ll get it so that proves this story to be true either way. I think teh Spurs will give him up to $10 million for one last run at a championship !!! Great scoop j.Gamble. I used to read your stuff in the newspapers when you covered the NBA. Another great job, I hope to hear you back on the radio too soon.keep up the good work

  • Pingback: Rasheed Wallace contemplates retirement : NBA Obsessed - NBA Basketball News - NBA Scores, Teams and Players

  • Holly

    Rasheed Wallace is without a doubt one of the most talented big men to ever step onto a professional basketball court. As I have watched him over the years I have been amazed at times at how beautiful he can make the game of basketball, but I have seen the ugly side too . There is no doubt in my mind that he has alot of good he could still bring to the game, however with his age and uncontrollable emotion, the time has passed for anyone to ever see the best that Rasheed Wallace could have brought to the game of basketball. Sad as it is when so many others have strived so hard to be the best in the game, but never had the ability to have reached that goal, but Sheed had it all right there within his reach and chose to settle. We may never know the reason he chose to stand in the background, the limelight isn’t for everyone . As for myself I would like to thank the big man for a glimpse of glory.

  • Pingback: SLAM ONLINE | » Rasheed to the Cavs?

  • Pingback: Rasheed to the Cavs? | The Basketball Nonsense

  • Pingback: PistonPowered » Blog Archive » Rumors that aren’t true

  • Chris

    Yeah Witness, lets pay the man because we all love him, good idea, the only way he’s gettin 8 million is if some team wants to lead the league in technical fouls

  • http://yahoo.com Enrique

    SHEED IS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED BIG MAN AT 4 spot.BUT JUST TO BAD THEY SPLIT THAT 2004 PISTON TEAM. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM IN BOSTON CELTICS JERSEY.BYE SHEED

Advertisement