When God speaks, Rasheed Wallace listens and right now, it sounds like he’s telling Sheed to return to the hardwood. Well, maybe…
On the Dan Patrick show this morning, sports personality Stephen A. Smith announced that Wallace was looking to come out of retirement. Smith reported that Wallace would be rejoining the Boston Celtics in order to take another shot at the Lakers. However, he has since tweeted that he should not be quoted on the situation.
In his last game as a Celtic against the Lakers in the Finals, he made 11 points including a three-pointer with less than two minutes left in the game. Boston ultimately lost that game seven. He retired shortly thereafter.
Wallace’s agent, Bill Strickland, has stated that Wallace has not told him anything about coming back to the NBA. Smith was right when reporting that LeBron James would be heading to Miami and some signs show that he may be right again. Wallace still lives in Boston and has been sighted in the Celtic locker room.
However, The Celtics have the maximum 15 players with guaranteed contracts on their roster. They would have to dump someone to bring in Wallace and their big-man situation is actually pretty cushy with Kendrick Perkins, Shaquille O’Neal, Jermaine O’Neal and Semih Erden.
Injuries have hampered them a bit this season and they are 30th in the league in rebounds with 38 a game. Wallace had his worst rebounding season of his career last year and his scoring was down too.
General manager Danny Ainge indicated that Wallace’s return was highly unlikely due to the lack of room for another big guy in Boston. Along with Smith’s recent Tweet, some signs are showing that he may stay retired.
The situation is still a little blurry and Sheed has yet to say anything. The indications are there that he may be interested but Boston may not be interested in making room for the veteran.