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Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:52 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 8:11 pm
 
This guy could be a Laker soon, reportedly. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore 

From CSN New England, reportedly, Rasheed Wallace is back: 
CSNNE.com has learned that the former Boston Celtic forward plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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"His days as a starter in this league are gone," said the source. "I think he knows that, and so do the Lakers. But think about it. Of the big men that are available, is there one that's really better? And if he's gotten himself in shape, adding him becomes a huge get for them."
via Source: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers.

The Lakers could use a better backup big that can hit from range, as Troy Murphy has severely disappointed, Jason Kapono can't get time on the floor and they lack a legitimate back up center. The question is whether Wallace has anything left in the tank. At 37 years of age, it's going to be a challenge to get back in shape, a challenge to get into the offense, a challenge to be able to play consistent minutes. This is a pretty big gamble for the Lakers, even on a minimum deal.

That said, Rasheed Wallace is back. Both teams played hard, my man, both teams played hard.  

Also, can we mention that Rasheed and Ron Artest will now reportedly be on the same team? How amazing is that, given the brawl?
Comments

Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:00 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

Skunk is an ex-Blazer, Celtic, and Pisston.  My #3, 2, & 1 most hated teams of all time.  And now he is on my most favorite team of all time.  The Lakers have sunk to an all-time low.  I hated Rodman, Malone, and Payton, but Wallace is public enemy #1.



Since: Feb 20, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:52 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

I watched Wallace this summer in the pro-am league that Jerry Stackhouse sponsors in Durham, NC.  It's pretty much like organized pick-up ball, and I'm sure he wasn't giving maximum effort, but Sheed could barely get up and down the court - from 3 point line to 3 point line... He should have been dominating most of the guys in that league that he was facing up against.  I bleed Carolina Blue but I've gotta call it like I see it! 



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:30 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

The Lakers need an old 6-11 player that likes to hang around the 3 point line?  Sheed lost his gusto for inside play years ago.



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:06 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

they are desperate hes old but hey maybe they know that we dont. or not...



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:46 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

Sure why not ??   Another millionaire who realized that he misses the paycheck - just to sit ???



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:43 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

ummm...if he's in shape, he is better than murphy, kapono, and walton.  Games are about winning...it dosen't matter what you think of the person as an individual, as long as he brings his a game!



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:21 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

Nooooooo. As a aLakers fan I'm sorry to say this proves how low they have sunk to even consider signing this waste of space. The only thing he's gonna bring to the Lakers is a bad attitude and an increase in technical fouls. Surely there's a rule that says you can only have one psycho per team, and the Lakers already have World Peace.




Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:19 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

What's next? Are the Lakers going to sign Kevin Willis?



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:08 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

Wallace was nothing whe the Lakers beat Boston 2 years ago in the Finals.
But he was something in 2004 when Detroit toppled the lakers.  That must be the thinking behind this!



Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:01 pm
 

Report: Rasheed Wallace to sign with Lakers

     The Laker front office will never be transparent, because then the public would have the proof, they already know the truth!  Jim Buss is a freaking idiot, and is going to turn the Lakers into the Clippers of old real fast.  And why?  Because he wants to penny-pinch.  Why would you fire every bit of the staff, except for Vittti?  Jim Buss is a spoiled daddy's rich-boy, who couldn't stand the fact that Phil Jackson dissed him all the time.  So he got rid of everyone that had anything to do with the Jackson regime!!  How immature and petty!!  Rasheed Wallace, if he was worthy of playing in the NBA, he would have already been signed by some teams.  This shows how desperate the Lakers have gotten. 
      Rasheed Wallace will NOT make the slightest difference for the Lakers.  I would have rather kept Derrik Caracter than sign this washed up guy with a bad attitude! If the Lakers had any sense, Dr. Jerry Buss would sit his sonS down and tell them, "You will not work for the Lakers, go find a job elsewhere" Then, go get Lamar Odom back, and trade for Ramon Sessions.  Buy doing this, everyone will get over these trade rumors, and we can go back to winning!!!


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