Rasheed Wants More?

13 01 2012

Feeling like the NBA has had something missing the past two years? Well, don’t fret because the NBA might have one more bald spot if Wallace follows through with his second thoughts.

Yahoo! Sports has reported that 15-year veteran Rasheed Wallace has his eye on a return to the NBA. This report stated that ‘Sheed has been working out and looking for a team that would consider picking him up.

Wallace most recently played for the Boston Celtics in the 2009-2010 season. He averaged 9.0 points and 4.1 rebounds. For his career, he put up 14.6 ppg and 6.7 rpg.

Even though I’m usually skeptical about retired players attempting to make a comeback after being out more than a year, I think the four time all-star can find a specific role for a championship-striving team. He has never been afraid to put up the 3-point shot and with his 6-11 frame, he can also be a threat down low. However, as his last season with the C’s showed, his rebounding will not play much of a factor for wherever he ends up playing.

With the recent season-ending injury (most likely) to Al Horford, I can see the Atlanta Hawks being a likely suitor. Zaza Pachulia will need some help with the center position and Rasheed could give them the back-up – or starting – center they need. Having a fast 8-4 start to the season, Atlanta can’t afford to lose their footing during these next few weeks. Since Josh Smith plays such a odd type of basketball, Wallace might need to be a more conventional center. If he is willing to make this adjustment, it just might work.

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