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Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 11:31 am  |  83 responses

Report: Rasheed Wallace to Sign with Lakers


When Rasheed Wallace was ejected during Game 7 of the 2010 Finals, many believed that was Sheed’s final NBA game. Well, it’s not. From CSN New England, reportedly, Rasheed Wallace is back: “CSNNE.com has learned that the former Boston Celtic forward plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. [...] “His days as a starter in this league are gone,’ said the source. ‘I think he knows that, and so do the Lakers. But think about it. Of the big men that are available, is there one that’s really better? And if he’s gotten himself in shape, adding him becomes a huge get for them.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    both teams play hard. either they want a deeper front court, or they r gettig ready to trade pauw wow

  • LA Huey

    Young Buss seems determined to fill the roster of the L’s glamour franchise with nothing but players that were the ire of David Stern. They’re definitely going to get Beasley. I’m sure of it now.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Nice pickup. Just because Sheed has been one of my all-time fave’s now playing on my favorite team. Can’t hate on that no matter how old he is. Wonder what we’re going to do for a pg for the rest of the season. (Realistic) Wish List-Raymond Felton, Agent 0, Baron Davis(he’s expendable for the Knicks now, right?), Ramon Sessions, Jamal Tinsley, T.J. Ford, The kid that comes to the park around the corner of my house and has crazy handles, basicly anyone but Derek Fisher.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    they should go after aaron brooks as soon as his vacation is over, or arenas actually

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Sheed is back!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Double J

    hahah LA Huey ftw

  • AD

    gilbert ??????

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Rasheed

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    wait so… did this passed im still in shock

  • Gregg

    Must-see TV.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Haha Lakers are spiraling out of control. On another note Wilcox looks like Rasheed & even has the same Son tattoo as him, it’s weird.

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

    Rasheed…..Hollywood……..take some getting used to.

  • MUBWAR

    he looked outta shape his last season in Bean town and that was 2 years ago. What’s goin on wit LA Arenas Sheed and Beasly.

  • ricky

    this would really help the lakers

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Allen Iverson’s best shot to get back in the league is with the Lakers.

  • http://sajkfldl.com Jukai

    Run a lineup of Arenas, Iverson, Artest, B-Easy and Rasheed. David Stern is going to explode.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Ramon Sessions…

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I hope he is still semi-viable.

  • MikeC.

    @Jukai – see if JR Rider has anything left in the tank. He would make a solid 6th man for the old-timers headcase lineup. Might have to swap B-Easy for an older dude though. What’s Keon Clark up to nowadays?

  • neaorin

    If you needed confirmation from the Lakers themselves that their window is closed… well there it is.

  • WjL

    we shouldnt even be talking about this, if stern wasnt a terrible commissioner the lakers would have chris paul right now and the lakers would be on top of the west but noo. cp3 kobe and the 2 seven footers god i wish tht would of went down

  • Ldub

    Lakers could go after Antoine “shoulder shimmy” Walker! He is still in the D-League. Or Sean Rooks! Saw that dude 6 months ago refin’ one of my games in Corona, CA! He was still in decent shape! Bring back ROOK!

  • Ldub

    @WjL You do realize the Pau was out to Houston if that trade woulda went down…and Odom woulda been in NO. SOOO there would have been only “one” 7 footer in Bynum and then possibly 1 6’11 guy in DH.

  • http://averysmith.org Avery Smith

    Trailblazers to Jailblazers. Lakers to Jokers? Both have Rasheed Wallace…hmm…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    SHEEEEEED!!!!

  • el_larsen

    my heart is broke!!not the lakers!b easy ,sheed, two of my favorites playing for the team i hate the most (with the bulls)

  • TL

    @ldub – hahah Sean Rooks! Dude was refin’ one of my games in OC too. I asked him what it was like to foul out every game he played in, and he said “You’re about to see.”

  • trueballer4life

    SHEEEEEED MY FAVORITE PLAYER IS BACK!

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    Sheed is to old to play and has nothing left.

  • http://www.thesmashbrothas.com zen garden

    get the funk outta here now who they gonna sign marbury

  • shutup

    LMao Wilcox deos look exactly like him just doesnt have that spot on his head. I hope he got some left in the tank and can still really ball, maybe age has taught him he doesnt need to get a tech every game too

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

    I only hope this provides many opportunities for sheed and bill walton to meet. Bill won’t punch him, he’s a pacifist

  • marty

    face turn heel…face turn teel…face turn heel…face turn heel

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

    If nothing else at this point, he’s a big body, some defensive presence, and a whole lotta heart…one thing that Laker frontcourt…well whole court, has been desperately lacking. This makes things a tad interesting in my view.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    UNFROZENCAVEMAN, Pacifist = Pot Head

  • Robin

    All I have to say is L M A O !!

  • ERNIED

    Good for Sheed. He knows he wont be forced into playing center as long as they have Gasol. It’s a big reason why he wouldn’t stay in Boston. He has been able to take the time off to rest his body. It will be fun to see him trash talk, shoot ill-advised 3 pointers, and use every one of his fouls… because he can.

  • ttc

    is he broke????

  • McWill

    a gamble, but a win-win situation if he has anything left in the tank.

  • http://nba.com/celtics lights out

    he was big for the Celtics in their 2010 playoff run, and he can probably help the lakers. but there will be plenty of games where he’ll have laker fans shaking their heads.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    This is a good move for the Lakers, to improve defense and he can stretch the floor with his 3 point shooting. Now we need Ramon Seesions or Raymond Felton for the trade exception. BOOK IT!!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    BALL DON’T LIE!

  • robb

    a PG please

  • http://nba.com/celtics lights out

    he cannot stretch the floor with his three point shooting. opponents love to see him jacking it up from distance.

  • manu

    this makes no sense…y wouldnt u just go to miami and get a free ring…this is comin from a mavs fan

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    How those this help them in anyway?

  • Justin G.

    I don’t know about this one. The only thing the Lakers will lead the league in now is technical fouls. And WjL, Stern is one of the greatest commissioners in all of sports. Just sayin’

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Sheed was one of best low post defenders , don’t forget that… Don’t worry the lakers will have a formidable team come playoff time, Sheed is just a nice pickup in the grand scheme of things, they get Felton and b easy without shaking up the roster , they’ll be in contention for another ring.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Even in old age, Sheed was one of the very very few players who could single cover Dwight. He’ll help. But I think Gilbert would help them more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Just get Gilbert…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Lmao!!!!!!!

  • Bx Baller

    Sounds crazy, but if they Aaron Brooks they can come out of the west. Can’t beat Miami, but def OKC and LAC

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Idk how sure this is, but i read somewhere they r working on a 3 team trade. Lakers, Magic and Timberwolves. Lakers get Dwight Howard, JJ Barea, Michael Beasley. Magic get Andrew Bynum and Derrick Williams. Timberwolves get Pau Gasol….hmm

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    ^A good trade.
    Magic:
    Jameer, JRich, Derrick, Ryan, Bynum
    Lakers:
    Barea, Kobe, Beasley, Sheed, Dwight
    Wolves:
    Rubio, Ridnour, Webster, Love, Pau

  • bigA

    BALL DONT LIE !!
    yea …
    good to have him back playin

  • http://slamonline.com Big D

    It would be great to see Pau and Rubio together, but the Twolves would be giving up so much youth to get it done. Pau isn’t young anymore and has an expensive contract.

  • anynomous

    at this point, I don`t understand why any team would want to trade for bynum. do you really want a 24, 25 year-old player with major knee problems – who needs injections in order to continue playing? it`s yao ming all over again. either orlando needs to work a deal to land dwill or renew serious trades talk with nj and take lopez and hopefully marshon brooks. Then after that blow the rest of the team up because they`re not going anywhere with nelson, jrich, anderson, and hedo who are all skittish, streaky offensive players with no defensive to back it up.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    2 days and still nothing. im starting to think BS report…

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    and not Bill Simmons’ podcast either lol

  • http://SLAM FLIGHT 9

    The laziest player on the history of the NBA!! goodluck lakers and very good investment for u… expect no Playoff and ur lottery bound guys… GOODLUCK!!!!!

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Will he lead the L in T’s?

  • Lan

    Slow Ball?! Will there be a showtime?

  • anynomous

    how anyone could realistically think that this acquisition is going to improve the lakers, is beyond me.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Will Rasheed do a stint in the D-League first? Or is that just Iverson who has to do that? lol

  • BostonBaller

    This turns my stomach!!!! LOL. Sheed is the man and will probably be a huge addition to them. It will be funny to read Laker fans comments about how nice he is and how his age is viewed as veteran leadership instead of old and dead…When he was in Boston I loved having him and so will Laker fans if they get him. “Why can’t we get players like that?” lol

  • TOMGUGLIOTA

    Why not sign Sam Perkins while you are at it Jim Buss. I also hear that Antoine Walker is tearing it up in the D-League!

  • vtrobot

    SHEEEEEEED! not THAT team, man. that’s one Wallace jersey that I won’t ever want. agree with everyone who’s seeing Sheed when they see Wilcox in a C’s jersey.

  • anynomous

    I am very curious to see if rasheed will do a stint in the d-league before playing with the lakers, i.e. what the lakers suggested that AI do over the summer. rasheed is in the same boat as AI fitness wise and maybe even worse, so this is the ultimate test for whether or not the league has any bias towards Iverson. If rasheed goes to the d-league until he`s ready then the nba will pass, but if he comes straight out of retirement to the lakers then “something truly is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

  • Big Marv

    Can I order my jersey….Thank you for making the NBA a little more interesting…..

  • sheedfan

    Yes, Sheed is back in the L!

  • jamama

    seriously, this is a ridiculous decision. the Lakers need some serious help, not another old guy (and i did like R back in the day!)

  • http://www.nba.com Alf

    Ball don’t lie!

  • http://slamonline.com Jones

    Knew Sheed wasn’t done. You don’t go from 30+ minutes in game seven to retiring. Sheed would def be an upgrade over Troy Murphy and McBob so can’t see how it would hurt the Lakers to get him for the vet’s minimum.

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

    Sheed at the point?

  • DerekG

    Since the Lakers are looking for geriatric help they should look into Tim Hardaway as Fisher’s back up! He looked good in the celebrity game! *hehehehe*

  • kobesBESTfriend

    So u trade Odom 4 beans and now this???smh

  • Joe

    Now they should trade for Beas…Sheed would be a good mentor for him

  • espnfanatic1

    Sheed what a waste! Jim Buss is useless we need a point guard not a washed up forward we already have several of those on the roster. Oh we also need a new front office.

  • thomas

    How in the world bill Walton thinks Rasheed Wallace would have let some no good weakling like him punch him–in any way shape or form, is totally ridiculous. First, of all, Rasheed is bigger. Second, Rasheed is meaner. Third Rasheed is tougher. Fourth, and foremost, Rasheed earned, what Walton, in the same league, was handed to him, via his surrounding team, who let him come in from the bench. Oh yeah there is another reason why walton would nt last in a fight with Rasheed, but …..

  • Nigel

    So………?

  • Big Marv

    Still waiting on Sheed……

  • alex80

    tic-toc,tic-toc….

  • AQWORD

    Times up like O.C.

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