Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sheed Watch: Rasheed Wallace Retires

This article was originally published for CelticsLife.com







According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, Celtics' Rasheed Wallace will now officially retire. This shouldn't come as a shock to most - Doc Rivers revealed that 'Sheed told him as much before Game 7 of the NBA Finals. 

Wallace played in the NBA for 15 seasons - winning a championship with the Pistons in 2004 and nearly one this year with the Celtics. After turning in one lame performance after another during the regular season, 'Sheed wasn't very popular in Boston for most of 2010. Yet, now it seems he was saving his energy with hopes set towards one final push for a ring. 

Months ago, Boston fans would've been overjoyed to hear that they wouldn't have to endure his airballs next season. However, Sheed's leaving actually hurts Boston. With their starter, Kendrick Perkins, sidelined for the beginning of the season; Wallace's absence now leaves Boston dangerously thin at Center.  

Sheed signed a three year contract worth 18.5 million with the Celtics and gave up 12 million by retiring. 

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