As reported by Yahoo! Sports, former Boston Celtic Rasheed Wallace is giving some thought to making a return to the NBA.
But don’t get your hopes up, Celtics fans.
A league source told CSNNE.com Thursday night that Wallace will give the Celtics some consideration, but “he’s going to look at all his options” before making any decision.
Obviously, the Celtics would have to cut someone for Sheed to return. And they might want to do so. Because when you’re in dire need of offensive rebounding, more accurate three-point shooting and better defense, Sheed’s obviously the perfect guy to call. Everybody remembers his Herculean regular season effort, mentality never to take a single play off and tendency to remain in perfect basketball shape. We all recall his picture-perfect defensive rotations, Rodmanian ability to chase down offensive rebounds and impeccable shot selection.
Why wouldn’t the Celtics look to re-sign Sheed? They’ve looked old, and he plays with the type of youthful enthusiasm that can inject an entire team with energy. He has obviously been putting himself through two-a-day workouts since retirement (that’s just the type of dedication he has), so there’s no question he’d be ready to play 48 minutes right away if that’s what Doc Rivers needs. The more I think about it, the more I believe the Celtics are keeping so much cap space open for 2012 not because of Dwight Howard, but because they had a feeling Sheed might come out of retirement.
I could keep going, but I think you sense my sarcasm by now. Sheed was absolutely terrible two years ago, and there’s no way he’d be any better now. As bad as Boston’s centers have been, and they’ve been rather atrocious, Sheed would not help anything the Celtics need to improve. If they sign him, it would not only be okay to throw eggs at Danny Ainge’s house every day for the next year, but I would also suggest that you instantly denounce your rooting interest in the Celtics and choose another team to love, preferably the Minnesota Timberwolves.