Please cut out all of this Rasheed Wallace to Charlotte speculation. All over the web people are in favor of this deal going down.
Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer is giddy with excitement over the possibility.
If I were the Bobcats, I’d at least consider giving up the ninth pick, a couple of players and some salary-cap space to make that happen.
Bobcats Baseline is in favor of making the deal and perhaps grooming Sheed as the next head coach.
I agree with Bonnell that it would be a good move. Wallace brings passion and intelligence to the game and could even be groomed by Brown to be the Bobcats head coach one day.
GWIII over at MVN starts out on the fence about this deal
I’m leaning toward “let’s do it and see what happens.” If it fails, you blow it all up and start over. If it works, you’re in the playoffs, which was your goal all along.
But in the end he regains his sanity
Hold on a second.
In order to get 34 year old Rasheed Wallace, the Bobcats will have to give up a 25 year old Emeka Okafor and perhaps a 26 year old Gerald Wallace.
Here’s the other thing; Wallace is a leader?
A leader doesn’t accumulate technical fouls like candy, essentially quit on his team in the conference finals. Rasheed Wallace doesn’t WANT to lead a team. That’s why he was so great in Detroit; the leaders of this team were clearly Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton. ‘Sheed wants to be the number 3 option, so the pressure is off him. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I have a tough time attributing this to a leader.
Rasheed Wallace is an underachieving 34 year old jump shooting power forward with a massive contract that has a long history of not playing hard all of the time. There is no logical reason to give up the #9 draft pick or Gerald Wallace or Jason Richardson or any of the other crazy deals for ‘Sheed who would basically be a one year rental.
If someone can give me a reason why adding Rasheed makes sense, I’d like to hear it.