Big Three & Sheed

Jul 6, 2009

It seemed like all the major players added a piece recently except for the Boston Celtics.  That changed when Rasheed Wallace agreed to join the C’s for the mid-level exception.  Teamed with KG, the Celtics not only have two of the more fiery Power Forwards in the league, but two dynamic multi-dimentional big men, something that caused Cleveland fits in the Eastern Conference Finals.  He also gives the Celtics another big man, along with KG and Kendrick Perkins, to take on Shaq. 

Sheed’s fantasy value takes a hit.  With Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, KG, and Rajon Rondo, there just won’t be enough shots to go around.  With KG and Perkins down low, he won’t grab a ton of rebounds.  This signing wasn’t about his number though.  It was about winning.  As long as everyone stays healthy, the Celtics should be right in the mix to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. 

The deal won’t be official until Wednesday.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    July 6th, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    I really do not think of fantasy.
    Fantasy to me is the Knicks being a Contender
    But the signing of Wallace “could” be huge for the Celtics,
    if Garnett is healthy I thought the Celtics were the favorites in the East, With Rasheed they could be just about unbeatable, But there is significant risk as Wallace could also go bonkers and cost the Celtics mote than he contributes at the worst possible time.
    The identical thing can happen in the West with Artest and the Lakers.
    Both are very talented and could add alot to already strong teams, But the risk is High.

  2. LestersLegends
    July 6th, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    True. Phil knows how to handle that type of player a la Rodman. The C’s have enough vets where Sheed should be fine. You’re right though, these moves did come with some risk.

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