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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  53 responses

Rasheed Wallace Planning to Re-Join the Celtics?

Stephen A. Smith tells The Dan Patrick Show that Wallace told him he plans to help the C’s avenge their NBA Finals loss to the Lakers by coming out of retirement: “Smith said that the Celtics counter the Heat’s athleticism with ‘brute size’ and Rasheed Wallace will come out of retirement to come back to the Celtics. Smith said Wallace told him that’s the plan, because he wants another shot at the Lakers in the NBA Finals.”

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  • Sparker

    the redeem sheed

  • ErnieD

    when he originally told the guys on the team he was hanging them up… the attitude from them had been “See you in February.” Maybe they can get James Posey back from New Orleans while they are at it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Uhm….where the hell are they going to find minutes for him, Garnett, Big Baby, Shaq and JO? These guys aren’t used to being role players and Sheed is now just a glorified three point shooter. Unless Doc is going to unload one of them (probably JO although Baby has the most value) this won’t end well.

  • First & Foremost

    Who becomes the odd man out, Erdin or Harangody? All these bigs but only 1 guy to pass the ball. Eventually diminishing marginal returns comes into play.

  • EGOT

    They should just sign him to a short-term contract come playoff time, like the Suns did with KJ a few years back against the Spurs. Sheed didn’t do much in the regular season last year anyways, so I wouldn’t expect it to be any different this time around. And he’s probably in even worse shape now.

  • T-Money

    Your forgot Perk who’s coming back next month I think. And Miami is not small. If they have to, they can rotate Z, Damp and Magloire. Limited yes, but not small. Joel Anthony won’t touch the floor and CB won’t play the 5 against the big boys.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I did forget about Perk, who has said in the press he fully expects to have his starting spot back. There’s a lot of egos in that frontcourt.

  • Ctp

    First the lakers gotta make the finals.

  • http://zenguu Max

    then they would have like 7-8 (ex)allstars? :D

  • pache

    yes is exactly what i’ve been wanting to here there is a need for sheed in the nba

  • jaychau

    Shocker alert.

  • First & Foremost

    Anyone willing to place a bet that spoting Dwight 3 months worth of games Sheed still catches him in Techs.

  • Detroit Dave

    I actually think he would be a better fit in ORlando.

  • Tyquez

    go to newjesey wit melo are mavs are newyork

  • Tyquez

    join okc

  • Tyquez

    russle and durant need you too

  • Brian

    Yesssssssss!!!

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Size means nothing if it’s just standing at the three-point line.

  • http://twitter.com/smk73 SMK73

    QUITE FRANKLY I find this hard to believe. Now if he changes his name to Rasheed O’Neal to match the C’s other signings, well…

  • dsleepy

    ^ truth

  • vtrobot

    SHEEEEEEEEED! nice. i was always hoping that he’d get another ring.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    Oh man a lineup of Shaq, Sheed, Jermaine and KG would absolutely KILL IT.

    In 2002.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Need4sheed!!!

  • LA Huey

    He was just Favre-ing it. Feigning retirement to avoid the grind and coming back for the fun stuff. I see you, Sheed.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    lol@Tarzan

  • toinefan88

    It’s ova

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    I’d let Rasheed take Jermaine’s minutes. All of them.

  • MikeC.

    He probably got wind of the ‘respect for the game’ technical initiative, and decided he’d be suspended most of the year if he didn’t just chill until a month before the playoffs. Hopefully he shows up in shape. Dude needed a bra for most of last season.

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    how he know they gonna get that far….

  • http://www.ramonariel.com Ramon

    Maybe they will give Dwight less techs with Sheed back in the league.

  • http://www.baller-brand.com/ diego

    check this out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh3wORk_aSE&feature=player_embedded STEPHON MARBURY SCORED 51 POINTS IN CHINA!!!!, TO ME HE COULD GO BACK TO NBA RIGHT NOW

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    good point everybody who mentioned how crowded with bodies and egos that frontcourt will be.
    Honestly, Sheed didn’t really start balling until the Finals. He was just all right in the rest of the playoffs, and pretty average to below average during the season.
    Do the Celtics really need Sheed and his “play when I wanna play” attitude?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    see Sheed is smart, now this way he will only have a half season worth of technical fouls! brilliant

  • skilletforilla

    I’ve been waiting for this announcement – figured this would happen from the day I heard he was “retiring.” That locker room will be just hilarity. Sheed and Shaq on the same team both coming off the bench? The mind boggles. SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!

  • greg

    he should go to okc much more fun they need some egos in that locker room

  • First & Foremost

    I’m no longer seeing the logic here. You only stock up on big men when you must foul a dominant center. Ok Dwight, but do you need Davis, Sheed, Shaq, Perkins, JO, possibly KG’s fouls for a 48 minute game? Who fouls one player 36 times?

    Slow old guys out of position just means a boatload of free throws for penetrating wings (otherwise read as Miami) At that point you send average jump shooters to take free shots to get a rhytem.

  • Stillballin

    WI

  • Stillballin

    With the new officiating rules this year. Its not gonna help sheed..he’ll lead the league in ejection..hope to he him back..

  • letsmotor

    i think this could work if it goes through. at the center, you got perk starting and shaq and erden coming off the bench. at the pf, KG starts, and big baby and sheed come off the bench. forget about JO, he looks more out of shape than sheed was during the regular season last year, i say waive him to make space for sheed. and harangody is promising, but it’s not his time yet. he can ride the pine this season.

  • J.C.

    If he comes back now he still has time to set a new T’s record!

  • Respectrayallen

    Calm down, you can always use big bodies and Sheed is a big body who can play excellent defense if motivated. He gets motivated in the playoffs.
    He was great in the finals and he played excellent defense on Dwight in the ECF. There is no guarantee these other guys will be healthy either. Perk has a bum knee. Garnett is injured again, JO has been injured for most of the season, and been poor when he has played. If healthy, Shaq can’t give you big minutes, but he is old so there is no guarntee he will be healthy. Semi has been pretty decent but hes not ready to be a playoff type player. Dido for harangody. Sheed is a playoff performer, sign him up

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    There’s always room for Sheed

  • whyeo

    can’t wait… you can never have too many bigs in the NBA.

  • rob stewart

    Celtics final playoff roster could be Rondo, Nate, Delonte, Wafer, Daniels, Allen, Pierce, Baby, KG, Sheed, JO, Shaq, Perkins. Wow!!

  • Will Lee

    one of the reasons Celtics lost to the Lakers last year was Sheed. He just did not defend.

  • letsmotor

    Will Lee. are you serious? he played great defense on Pau (think he went 6-18 or something close to that). rebounding was the problem, which can be fixed by big bodies (and a healthy perkins).

  • http://yahoo.com The Ambassador

    I remeber in the Finals Sheed was actualy making shots over Gasol and could have been a differnce make if he would have played inside more often oh well who am I to judge.

  • whyeo

    sheed was ok in game 7 but he sorta gassed out at the end because of starting.

    i would still rather have sheed on dwight when perkins is out over shaq in a playoff series.

    Do it Cs!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign rob stewart.. Crazy good line-up right there.

  • http://counterkicks.com Quinned

    sheed was the best post defender for the C’s at times when Perk gets healthy having a rotation with sheed and perk would bother guys like howard way more than big baby

  • michael.d.

    sheeeeed! i know you got a 9ice plane for that. show the line UP.

  • http://Mrjones21901@aol.com Run’n'Gun219

    rob stewart- when i look at roster one word pops in my head. Hood lol

  • BostonBaller

    Sheed did his thing in the playoffs last year, his age caught up with him in game 7 but I’m sure with the added bulk this year he could last a bit longer.

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