NBA Free-Agent Signings | Rasheed Wallace to CelticsCategory: Basketball
Forward Rasheed Wallace of the Detroit Pistons has finally committed to play for the
Boston Celtics next season agreeing on a two-year deal that starts at the mid-level exception (expected to be about $5.6 million to $5.8 million).
In Wallace, the Boston Celtics are hoping to add a versatile player that is tough, a hard-nosed defender and is a scoring threat from anywhere on the court. He is however volatile and hot-headed leading the NBA in technical fouls for many seasons (even setting a record 41 in 2000–2001).
But he has proven that he can be a very valuable addition to a roster due to his strong desire to win. He was a big factor to the Detroit Pistons winning the 2004 NBA Championship. He is also a big friend of Kevin Garnett which might help him rein in his silly outbursts.
With Rasheed Wallace playing center, the Boston Celtics will have a possible starting lineup of Kevin Garnett (PF), Paul Pierce (SF), Ray Allen (SG) and Rajon Rondo (PG). Wow, the Boston Celtics looks to be a very formidable team on paper next season!
It’s a classic case of the rich getting richer.
UPDATE October 28, 2009: Will Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics reclaim their throne with a front court boost in ‘Sheed?
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