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Rasheed Wallace -- hey, why not?


Rasheed Wallace is looking to come back to the NBA. Dennis Horner supposedly hurt himself in practice last night. If Wallace wants some playing time (rather than sitting on the bench) and an opportunity to play with a great point guard, come to the Nets!

From Yahoo! Sports:

Rasheed Wallace mulling over NBA return

By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports Jan 12, 10:52 pm EST

Rasheed Wallace is contemplating a comeback to the NBA, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Wallace, who retired after 15 seasons in 2010, has been working out and probing some close league friends about possible destinations to sign for the rest of the season, sources said.

At 6-foot-11, Wallace, 37, had been one of the most versatile and talented power forwards of his era. One league source who has talked with Wallace recently describes him as “serious” about a return to the NBA this season. Nevertheless, no teams contacted by Yahoo! Sports reported that they had any contact with Wallace, or his representative.

From the Celtics Blog at Boston.com:

Celtics coach Doc Rivers didn't exactly express interest in bringing Wallace back to Boston Friday, but he did say that Wallace could return successfully if that was his intention.

"He can play," said Rivers. "With everyone, it's conditioning. If he's in great condition, then I'm sure he can play. If he's not then I'm sure it's going to be tough for him to play."

Rivers said he was not surprised that Wallace would be contemplating a comeback.

"I was surprised that he retired, honestly," said Rivers. "Things didn't end great, but he did play well in the first half of that Game 7, and then the cramps and all that stuff took its toll on him. But I think he still had basketball left in his body ... I think sometimes you talk yourself into it, and then when you get home you think, 'What have I done?', and I think that's what he's going through. I think he thinks he left a year or two out there."

SUMMARY

Folks, we have an injured Brook Lopez and now an injured Dennis Horner, plus a healthy Petro and Shelden Williams. Okur provides no inside defensive presence. Jordan Williams is an undersized rookie.

The Nets need an inside defensive enforcer. The Nets need a big man who can catch a Deron Williams pass and make layups and dunks.

Is there anything at all to lose?

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