Lakers to sign Rasheed Wallace
When we last saw do-it-all big man Rasheed Wallace, it was Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. He retired after that game and agreed on a buyout with the Boston Celtics on the final two years of his contract.
Now, CSNNE.com has learned from league sources that Wallace is set to return to the league. Specifically, they are told that he is going to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Andrew Bynum has a creaky knee and they say he’s fine, but is he really? Could this be a little extra insurance in case that knee gives him some issues?
The Lakers only have 14 men on their roster right now, so adding Sheed wouldn’t require them to apply the hatchet to another player. That’s great news for Derek Fisher (I’m kidding, Derek…sort of).
Actually, this move will strengthen the notion that the Lakers are trying to move Pau Gasol. But, one front-office executive tells CSNNE.com not to buy into all of that. He says this is purely a move for depth.
“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.”
We agree. And we aren’t sure why the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t get involved with Sheed either. They are playing f’ing Lavoy Allen and Tony Battie these days.