Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Is There A Need For Sheed?
The rumors about 'Sheed are starting to circulate. Supposedly Rasheed has stated that he wished to return for the Chase of Banner 18. Danny Ainge said on WEEI that there would have to be serious injuries for Boston to go down that road, not because he doesn't like Sheed, but because there's 15 players on the roster and he'd have to buy out a contract in order to make room. (Note: Boston just picked up options that make Von Wafer and Delonte West's contracts guaranteed.)
All that being said Rasheed Wallace would be a huge piece to the puzzle. Defensively his size and experience puts Glen Davis to shame. Just the other night Carlos Boozer destroyed Glen and the matchup was a major reason the C's lost the game, obviously that's a regular season game without KG and Perkins... but it's a preview of what could happen in the 2011 Playoffs. Simply put: Whether you like it or not, Rasheed Wallace is an excellent offensive and defensive low post player. If on this team he WILL be huge against Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bogut, Amare Stoudemire, Tim Duncan, and Dirk Nowitzki.