Everything Rasheed Wallace is, Shelden Williams isn’t.
Lazy. Perimeter-oriented. Old. A kung-fu master.
Unfortunately, the differences also go the other way. Talented. Good hands. Solid touch down low. Not exactly for Shelden.
Even with his shortcomings, Williams is knocking on the rotation’s door. (ESPNBoston)
“It’s a need and he’s showing me something,” said Rivers, when asked if Williams is playing more due to need or ability. “He’s been great all year. Once he stopped playing, he never stopped working. And we kinda alerted the other bigs, if you’re not getting the job done, we’ll go with Shelden. If he’s not, we’ll go back to you, but I think right now, with our team, it’s a good place for all them to be in. I thought it was good a few years ago with Leon [Powe] and [Glen Davis]. I thought it brought a sense of urgency that, other guys want to play. That’s a good thing for our team. We kinda fell into it, but it’s great that Shelden is there and he wants your minutes.”
Rasheed, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine that Doc’s talking about you when he said “we kinda alerted the other bigs.” Doc has been very happy with Glen Davis’ effort of late, but I haven’t heard him praise you once.
You’re on thin ice, Rasheed. Get your shit together.