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Wade_County
05-06-2009, 04:34 PM
Free-agent center Rasheed Wallace reportedly wants $8 million to play next season or he's going to retire, according to a Slam Online report.
The source is cited as a "close personal friend" of Wallace, who will turn 35 in September. But after his 12 ppg in the regular season and 0-for-7 showing in Detroit's elimination game this year, $8 million sounds like quite a stretch. May. 6 -



Source: Detroit Free Press

MiamiHeat
05-06-2009, 04:35 PM
he will play next season and it will be for less than 8 mil

IRUAM #21
05-06-2009, 04:36 PM
Have fun retiring :)

BigSteve
05-06-2009, 04:40 PM
Enjoy the golf courses Sheed.

pd7631
05-06-2009, 04:41 PM
bye bye Sheed

superkegger
05-06-2009, 04:43 PM
Guess he's retiring if the report is indeed true.

rapjuicer06
05-06-2009, 04:44 PM
someone will get him his money. you can't blame him for scoring so little, dumars screwed up the team when he traded chauncy away and i think sheed gave up because of it. if i were the magic and hedo probably opting out after this year, theres no reason to pass him up if he wants to go one more year

lakerboy
05-06-2009, 04:46 PM
If he does this he'll be broke by 35.

Wade_County
05-06-2009, 04:47 PM
Rasheed and Iverson can form there own team next year.

cmellofan15
05-06-2009, 05:01 PM
he'll get 8 million pennies

KH12
05-06-2009, 05:08 PM
Goodbye to you, your bald spot and your messed up teeth.

Arac
05-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Haha, he should be happy with a full MLE. He'll never get 8 million. If he does want that, he'll retire, although I doubt that he will.

cmstophe
05-06-2009, 05:12 PM
then retire. adios sheed.

b_rad23
05-06-2009, 05:21 PM
If Bobby Simmons, Wally, etc. can get that kind of money why can't he?

I'm not sure he deserves Mark Blount money (8-9 mil) but I don't think he'll have that much trouble getting close to that.

Maybe the Pistons can work a sign and trade.

jacquewho?
05-06-2009, 05:23 PM
I think no more than the MLE is what he deserves. But idk, that is still a stretch. He had a horrible season.

abe_froman
05-06-2009, 05:23 PM
If Bobby Simmons, Wally, etc. can get that kind of money why can't he?

I'm not sure he deserves Mark Blount money (8-9 mil) but I don't think he'll have that much trouble getting close to that.

Maybe the Pistons can work a sign and trade.

because the economy isnt the same as when those guys got their money

blacknell
05-06-2009, 05:34 PM
well safe to say this was his last season

JayW_1023
05-06-2009, 05:38 PM
With Sheed gone, who else will be setting the example in terms of the technical fouls.

atl_braves_fan
05-06-2009, 05:42 PM
In the right situation, he could still be a very dangerous player. He has a tendency to not play hard though. Maybe somewhere where he could win a title if he plays hard would be good for him.

king4day
05-06-2009, 05:50 PM
Reminds me a lot of Spreewell. "I need 30 million dollars to feed my kids".
Sheed will be back because no one, at his age, that can make 5-6 mil a year, will turn that down.

Nirvanaskurdt
05-06-2009, 05:53 PM
what a schmuck .. :pity:

Gen. J. Swiggs
05-06-2009, 05:54 PM
Ha! Sheed won't get 8 million food stamps. 5 mil max and he better play like his life depends on it.

BenFrank
05-06-2009, 05:57 PM
Maybe houston will do a sign and trade.. involveing T-mac.. he'll get his 8 mill backing up Yao

sparty
05-06-2009, 06:02 PM
[QUOTE=Wade_County;9379563]Rasheed and Iverson can form there own team next year

and they'll suck more then the pistons did this year

La11
05-06-2009, 06:05 PM
can't feed your family? are latrell spreewell? another one again Hahahaha

still1ballin
05-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Let him retire, give the 8+ mill to Mark Blount

Hanzinho
05-06-2009, 06:13 PM
SHEED AND IVERSON TO BOSTOOOOON!!!!





For the veteran minimum of course...


:dance:

jimbobjarree
05-06-2009, 06:15 PM
haha I think you guys are looking at this in the wrong way. I think he has made his decision that he wants to retire, but he has nothing to lose in offering his services for 8 million. It'll be win win.

still, if he's loyal to Detroit I'm suprised he hasnt offered to stay with them for cheap, or maybe if they cant get anyone in this year a 1 year 8 million dollar deal?

WeaponX4life
05-06-2009, 06:16 PM
I hope he retires. i cant stand that big mouth. He's one of those guys you wish you could see walking down the street just to knock him out.

Jaji
05-06-2009, 06:30 PM
$8 million isn't a lot of money by NBA standards. Jermaine O'Neal will make $23 million next year.

JayW_1023
05-06-2009, 06:31 PM
Hope he signs with the Spurs...not just because I want it...it actually makes the most sense for him right now.

Jaji
05-06-2009, 06:31 PM
I hope he retires. i cant stand that big mouth. He's one of those guys you wish you could see walking down the street just to knock him out.

He's 6'-11", 230 lbs with a very long reach. Good luck.

Jaji
05-06-2009, 06:36 PM
The story of Rasheed Wallace is one of the more tragic stories in NBA history. Here's a guy who had the talent to be the best PF ever but he was just a headcase. I don't understand it. Offensively he was unguardable (I know that's not a real word but just bare with me). Ridiculous post game, 25 foot range, unblockable shot, he could dribble, pass, do it all. He was very good defensively as well. Shot blocking, feet sliding, rotating, help, etc. Was there anything he was unable to do on the basketball court? Well, other than think logically.

Funny thing is for all the talent he wasted he still had a decent career. Imagine if he had half the sense of a regular human being. He'd be a HOFer. But he definitely had more skills than Tim Duncan and Karl Malone. You can quote me on that.

JayW_1023
05-06-2009, 06:40 PM
Sheed never really cared about being a face of a franchise...in a way that despite his talent, he always sees himself as 'one of the guys'. He doesn't demand touches. If he would assert himself more he could easily average 22 point a game for his career. But it's just not his mentality...he is an extremely talented player with the mindset of a scrappy role player, when motivated at least.

I wish he would've maintained more of his post up game in the later stages of his career...he is too good there to jack up so many ill advised threepointers.

Tblaze
05-06-2009, 06:47 PM
Portland has 8 mil capspace... coincidence? haha

I'd like him as backup for Aldridge, but he'll NEVER settle for that.... would kindz love it to have him back on the team.. one of my favorite jailblazers players. Doubt they want a T-machine like him on this goodguy-team now though.

Missing56&33
05-06-2009, 06:52 PM
Portland should resign him, they need some fire on the team.

ARMIN12NBA
05-06-2009, 06:52 PM
This report could be completely false. A close friend? Please. We will have to wait and see on this one. Lets see if Rasheed himself has anything to say about this.

IversonIsKrazy
05-06-2009, 06:59 PM
he doesnt even deserve MLE. $3m sounds pretty good, $8m, have a nice retirement.

NYtilIdie
05-06-2009, 07:24 PM
I wouldn't be bothered if he retired. I use to be a fan of Sheed's, but for some reason I cant stand the sight of him anymore something about him makes me despise him. He wont get no 8 mil hes a year older and more tired so happy retirement

JordansBulls
05-06-2009, 07:30 PM
Free-agent center Rasheed Wallace reportedly wants $8 million to play next season or he's going to retire, according to a Slam Online report.
The source is cited as a "close personal friend" of Wallace, who will turn 35 in September. But after his 12 ppg in the regular season and 0-for-7 showing in Detroit's elimination game this year, $8 million sounds like quite a stretch. May. 6 -



Source: Detroit Free Press

I would take him on the Bulls for a year.

Kakaroach
05-06-2009, 07:40 PM
Goodbye Sheed. :p

Spurred1
05-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Hope he signs with the Spurs...not just because I want it...it actually makes the most sense for him right now.

Spurs can't offer him $8 million. But doubt this is set in stone, anyway. If he's smart, he'll take what's offered at this stage of his career.

pd7631
05-06-2009, 07:54 PM
I would take him on the Bulls for a year.

A lot of teams would take him, but there aren't any good teams that can afford to pay him that much.

VCaintdead17
05-06-2009, 08:12 PM
Rasheed and Iverson can form there own team next year.

lol


You can send Jamaal Tinsley right there with them.


Tinsley
A.I.
Michael Vick?
Star Jones?
Rasheed

:drool:

IBleedPurple
05-06-2009, 08:23 PM
8 mil? It's been fun Sheed, enjoy golf.

aNYer
05-06-2009, 10:03 PM
lol


You can send Jamaal Tinsley right there with them.


Tinsley
A.I.
Michael Vick?
Star Jones?
Rasheed

:drool:

don't forget Walker and Marbury

TheDiggler
05-07-2009, 05:33 AM
Someone will pay him, that's for sure. Don't know who yet, but this guy will stay in the NBA, I hope.

Trouble87
05-07-2009, 06:38 AM
I highly doubt this report is true

With the economy, his age, and his declining play he can't expect 8 mill or anything close to that. I don't think him or his agent are that stupid

JayW_1023
05-07-2009, 07:36 AM
Someone will pay him, that's for sure. Don't know who yet, but this guy will stay in the NBA, I hope.

The Mavs seem to be a great place for him too...and Cuban has never been shy about wanting to overpay someone.

JackB
05-07-2009, 07:40 AM
As Piston fan I'm glad to see him go. He could be one of the best down low but he thinks of only himself and hovers around the three point line all night. If I had Curry I would have benched him and given his minutes to the guys that might be in Detroit next year. It wan't Joe D's fault for anything that Wallace di. The trade was the right thing to do. And I'll bet he would do it all over again. This team wasn't going anywhere with Billups. The rest of the league caught and passed Detroit. I was glad to see the trade. This proves changes needed to be made.Hamilton and Prince are soon to follow Ireson and Wallace out the door. How soon will we see results? Who knows but at least we won't be stuck in the mud with the same team. Good bye Wallace. Sorry can't get myself to call you Sheed. Oh . There is NO I in team.

JayW_1023
05-07-2009, 07:50 AM
don't forget Walker and Marbury

What about Ruben Patterson, Darius Miles, Sean Williams, Stromile Swift, Marcus Williams and Sean May.

Along with Sheed, AI, Tinsley, Walker and Marbury we're almost down to a full roster.

Starting line-up:

Marbury
AI
Miles
Walker
Sheed


with Tinsley, Sean Williams, Swift, May, Marcus Williams and Patterson off the bench. Maybe Josh Childress will feel compelled to lead this team of misfits if he wishes to return to the NBA.

Trouble87
05-07-2009, 09:17 AM
Ruben Patterson is done... I highly doubt anyone will sign him

IndyRealist
05-07-2009, 10:45 AM
What about Ruben Patterson, Darius Miles, Sean Williams, Stromile Swift, Marcus Williams and Sean May.

Along with Sheed, AI, Tinsley, Walker and Marbury we're almost down to a full roster.

Starting line-up:

Marbury
AI
Miles
Walker
Sheed


with Tinsley, Sean Williams, Swift, May, Marcus Williams and Patterson off the bench. Maybe Josh Childress will feel compelled to lead this team of misfits if he wishes to return to the NBA.

Can you imagine that team with even just one level head between them? Scary.

DQL
05-07-2009, 01:08 PM
$8 million isn't a lot of money by NBA standards. Jermaine O'Neal will make $23 million next year.

well if JO opted out of his contract (100% not happening) I don't think he could get more than the MLE for a long-term deal. And he's way younger than Sheed. So 8 mil for a 35 year-old is way way way too much. Not many players in the league deserve that kind of money when they're 35 or more

Jaji
05-07-2009, 01:17 PM
Ruben Patterson is done... I highly doubt anyone will sign him

Are you crazy? He's the KOBE STOPPER!

Jaji
05-07-2009, 01:21 PM
well if JO opted out of his contract (100% not happening) I don't think he could get more than the MLE for a long-term deal. And he's way younger than Sheed. So 8 mil for a 35 year-old is way way way too much. Not many players in the league deserve that kind of money when they're 35 or more

O'Neal will be 31 next year so he isn't that young. Their numbers were pretty much identical this year. All I'm saying is $8 million isn't a lot in the NBA if a guy like JO is making nearly triple that.

what54!?
05-07-2009, 01:24 PM
if thats true I guess he's retiring

theimortalone
05-07-2009, 01:30 PM
Good luck with that Sheed, especially in this economy! :laugh2: