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Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 9:55 am  |  21 responses

Rasheed Wallace To Play Next Year?

David Aldridge reports: “With Doc Rivers deciding to return to the Celtics next season, and Boston close to re-signing Paul Pierce to a four-year deal, a source said Saturday night that there is a ‘possibility’ that veteran forward Rasheed Wallace could re-think his decision last month to retire after 15 NBA seasons. The Celtics believed Wallace would retire after the team’s seven-game Finals loss to the Lakers, and he appeared to make the decision final a week or so later. Because Wallace had two years and $13 million (including $6.32 million next season) remaining on his deal when he retired, the Celtics have been looking into moving his contract to another team, which would then get the savings from Wallace’s cap number, in exchange for assets. But obviously, if Wallace decides to play next season, that team wouldn’t get the money off of its cap.”

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  • JoeMaMa

    Come back, Rasheed. Your career is a delicious Oregonian joint, and you haven’t smoked it all just yet.

  • Javy

    If you leave, no more technicals in this league!!!
    Please come back!

  • http://www.nba.com/sun Dacre

    Rasheed, stay.

  • mike

    Leave Sheed we want the money

  • zabba

    The need for Sheed.

  • http://www.nba.com/sun Dacre

    Sheed lacks greed.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    It would be in his best interest to retire. He has his ring and title belt. After last season’s lackluster performance and the way he was treated in the press for it what makes anyone think that won’t happen again? Leaving the game would be for the better.

  • BackInBlack

    yessssssssss

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    wow, Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons are cringing and praying right about…now..lol, hope he stays and ruin their plans and plays the season like the one that passed…CTC baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Big Marv

    Oh oh Roscoe unretires, this must be the shortest retirement ever. Please come back SHEED!

  • A Mac

    Noooooooooooooooo! It took eight months to play back into shape, at which point, your back gave out… take a hint. You’re unwilling to get yourself into the shape to be an NBA player, and unable to sustain it when you’re there. I dread to think how much worse shape he’ll be in now (just a few weeks after the finals) from sitting around, eating popeyes and blazing up.

    Seriously, I would rather have a 50 year-old Charles Oakley, Paul Shirley or whatever’s left of Gheroge Muresan as my back-up centre than someone who casually trots from foul-line to foul-line, jacks up threes with reckless abandon, eats $6mill of our cap (costing the same again with luxury tax) and doesn’t give a crap.

    Stay retired. Make the right choice for a change.

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

    A source said there is a possibility? Thats proof enough for me

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    co-sign Tarzan

  • http://twitter.com/darrellma dma

    I hope ‘Sheed comes back to play just one game just to stick it to Bill Simmons.

  • http://www.nba.com/sun Dacre

    Has Allen Iverson commented on this yet?

  • allen iverson

    @dacro
    no

  • Dave

    > this must be the shortest retirement ever.

    Ooh, dunno. Kevin Johnson’s first go ’round was pretty brief.

  • BostonBaller

    I agree that Sheed didn’t bring it during the season but you can not doubt his contributions in the playoffs…He only broke down in game 7 and I think it had everything to do with the extra minutes from game 6 & 7 after Perk went down. Can we safely say that those extra minutes also hurt KG? Come on, let’s look at the entire picture.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Stay home, Sheed. Do it for the kids!

  • vtrobot

    nothing else needed to be said after JoeMaMa’s first comment. sheed come back. the c’s will pick up AI and they’ll some how be even more hated than last year. it will be great.

  • ConeyIslander

    Hang em up…in NYC-for the minimum ofcourse! lol

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