If reports are true that Rasheed Wallace is coming out of retirement to join the Los Angeles Lakers, then the purple and gold must be more desperate than we all originally thought.
And in case you’re wondering, yes, this is the same Wallace hasn’t played in an NBA game since Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals as a member of the Celtics.
Although he had two years remaining on his contract, Wallace and the Celtics came to terms on a buy-out of the remaining years believed to be worth about $1 million.
With a roster of 14 players, the Lakers can add Wallace and not have to worry about waiving a player to make room. But the real question is, why would the Lakers want to enlist the services of a 37-year-old center way beyond his prime? Furthermore, why would the Lakers need another big man when they already have two great ones in place?
One thing is for sure: Kobe Bryant is somewhere in Orlando crying himself to sleep tonight.