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Rasheed Wallace Signs with Celtics

Rasheed Wallace -  The Latest Addition to the Celtics (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

After much discussion, Rasheed Wallace has signed with the Boston Celtics. The NBA record holder in technical fouls (41 in the 2000-2001 season if you don’t remember…Yes, almost one every two games) will now be donning the lucky green uniform next season. It’s a good signing for the C’s and his behavior shouldn’t cause for worry for the team. KG and P2 should have him under control.

If anything, I’m glad we won’t be seeing him on the other side of the floor draining threes when the Celtics were just trying edge their way back into the game!

Update

It’s official. Wallace has signed a three-year mid-level exception deal with the Celtics. He will be making $5.8 million his first season.

Let’s go Raaasheeeeed!

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  1. Rasheed Wallace Signs with Celtics: After much discussion, Rasheed Wallace has signed with the Boston Celtics. T.. http://tinyurl.com/o6ng6j

    Posted by Sports of Boston | July 5, 2009, 11:03 pm
  2. ITS ON NOW BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by oscar gutierrez | July 6, 2009, 1:53 am
  3. How do you “dawn” a uniform? When Rasheed dons the Celtic green it will mark another big off season move that is now so common among the top contenders in the league, i.e. get me someone who can make a championship possible NOW, and don’t worry about the future. Watching this NBA free agent version of musical chairs has got my head spinning. I must really be old because I can remember when team building didn’t involve plucking aging apples from someone else’s orchard, but nurturing rookies, giving them real opportunities and showing a little patience. That’s all old fashined now, I guess, and any resemblance that NBA teams have to past NBA teams is just a fading memory.

    Yeah, Rasheed will help, but the over 30 bunch that will be starting for the Celts better stay healthy, or this team will surely look ridiculous in the next few years. And if Rondo leaves, well anybody want to guess which elderly statesman point guard will be arriving next? Maybe Magic can lose a few pounds and give it a go.

    Posted by Ken | July 6, 2009, 7:19 am
  4. Ken, very carefully! Fixed.

    Well, we could have kept Billups, but we saw how that worked out… I guess it is a matter of the times: buy to compete. He’ll be here for two years.

    From the economist’s standpoint (i.e. Ainge), he’s only trying to optimize the value he can receive in the marketplace for a given commodity (i.e. a player). Do we want to be part of the Leon Powe wait-and-see camp? Is getting a player to help _now_ bad for the team? As long as an action moves toward further enabling the team to capture the title (legally of course), I say no.

    Posted by Chris | July 6, 2009, 7:42 am
  5. You’re right, Chris. Ainge has to play the free agent game the way it’s played now, and he’s certainly proved his expertise at that. I’m just whining about the way it used to be in professional sports.

    I am wondering, though, how they convinced Wallce to be a non starter, and I’m also wondering how he’ll fit on a team that’s been saying “it all starts with the defense” for the last 2 years. Wallace has never seemed remotely interested in playing defense.

    I’m wondering if there’s more serious matters with Garnett’s injury than anybody is willing to mention. Maybe Wallace is slated to take Garnett’s spot if Kevin can’t play? Whatta ya think?

    Posted by Ken | July 6, 2009, 7:46 pm
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  7. [...] rumors that the Celtics offered for Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace a contract. Low and behold, this was in-fact true, thus making Wallace a Boston Celtic. Wallace will be the sixth man off the bench spelling Kevin [...]

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  8. [...] Surprise! Well, maybe not, but the Celtics have assured the rest of the NBA that they are able and willing to compete with the best-of-the-best to try and secure their 18th championship.  With the Cavaliers signing Shaquille O’Neal and the Lakers getting Ron Artest, the Celtics are right where they need to be to make a big statement. Although a big statement is almost guaranteed, the way Wallace racks up those technical fouls… [...]

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  9. celtics is the heaven team now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by amel | July 28, 2009, 7:34 am
  10. [...] extremely strong roster heading into next season. They C’s added beef this offseason, signing Rasheed Wallace and Shelden Williams. Add those two men to Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins, and Big Baby, and the [...]

    Posted by Celtics Re-sign Glen “Big Baby” Davis | Sports of Boston | August 10, 2009, 2:44 pm
  11. [...] this off-season and is gearing up to be back in action for next year. He will benefit greatly from the arrival of Rasheed Wallace from Detroit since Wallace will allow Garnett to gain some extra rest as well as have some playing time with [...]

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  12. All things consider, the Celtics should be pleased with their playoff run given they didn’t have team leader.

    Posted by Sports Star Pro Mary | July 27, 2010, 3:28 am

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