Ease your worries, Celtics fans. Take a deep breath, Doc Rivers. Put your whistle away, Joey Crawford.
Gary Washburn don’t lie. (Boston Globe)
While the Celtics don’t regret signing [Rasheed] Wallace to a two-year deal, they were disappointed that he did not work himself into top condition that season. He had to come out of Game 7 of the NBA Finals because of exhaustion.
Wallace may have some value around the league as a top post defender despite his age (37). But the Celtics will not be in the market for an aging center whose casual approach was a concern even when he was surrounded by role models such as Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.
The final sentence of Washburn’s Wallace segment is euphemistic gold:
“There will be interest in Wallace among title-contending teams with strong coaches, but it may take him the majority of the regular season to get back into playing shape.”
That’s an extremely nice way to put it.