Is Rasheed Wallace on the verge of retirement?

The Boston Celtics put up one hell of a fight throughout these playoffs as they completely surprised the favored Cleveland Cavaliers and the defending Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic. With consecutive playoff series victories over the Cavs and the Magic, the Celtics were thought to be title contenders once again and the one team that might be able to give the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers a run for their money.

Even though the Boston Celtics took everyone by surprise past NBA postseason, the franchise has some pretty big decisions to make this summer. Not only do they have to make a free agent decision with Ray Allen, but they will also have to try and convince head coach Doc Rivers to sign an extension and possibly convince Rasheed Wallace not to retire.

It is uncertain whether or not the Celtics feel like re-signing Ray Allen is a step in the right direction or whether or not Doc Rivers is willing to stay with us the team for the foreseeable future, but one thing that does seem clear this point in time is that Rasheed Wallace is seriously considering retiring from game basketball as the loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals seemed to take a big toll on the veteran forward.

Throughout his entire NBA career, Rasheed Wallace has been arguably one of the best power forwards in the game with the ability to hurt opposing teams in the paint and on the perimeter. Not only can Wallace kill you in the paint with his patent been shot from 3 to 5 feet and great post moves, but he can stretch the defense with his the ability to hurt you with the long ball consistency.

The only disadvantage of having Rasheed Wallace on your roster is the fact that he is combustible and known as kind of a hothead. He may be one of the better power forwards in the league with great ability, but he also could be a pretty big problem as he never likes to get fouls called on him and always seems to argue with the referee on a nightly basis.

As a result of Rasheed Wallace’s open approach towards referees, one time NBA champion always seems to lead the league in technical foul calls and can quickly become more of a problem than advantage to whatever team he might be playing on.

Despite being somewhat of a bust in the NBA regular season for the Boston Celtics, Rasheed Wallace did come on strong in the NBA playoffs to play consistently well at times against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Even though Rasheed Wallace could be a Hall of Famer when it’s all said and done, the versatile forward seems to be on the verge officially calling it quits.

Anything can happen now and the beginning of next season, but both Kevin Garnett and Boston Celtics a coach Doc Rivers believe that Rasheed Wallace will retire. This is obviously nothing but opinion and speculation, but I also believe Wallace to play another game in the NBA.

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