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Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.4 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.4 kg.
The 6-10 Wallace finished his 15-year NBA career at 225 pounds, in large part due to lack of work in the weight room. Blazer fitness personnel at the time say Wallace — who never averaged more than eight rebounds a game — wasn’t much interested in developing his body, which would have helped make him more productive on the block. Contrast that with LaMarcus Aldridge, who has added 30 pounds of muscle over the years and has become both a much more proficient post-up player and a better rebounder.
Wallace was a very talented player who was popular with his Portland teammates, and like just about every person on the planet, has a good side. But it’s revisionist history to say he was accommodating to the fans. I saw him walk past autograph seekers too many times to mention. In three seasons from 1999-2002, “Mr. T” received 107 technical fouls, including a league-record 41 in 2000-01. Wallace led the NBA in the category five different seasons, and it wasn’t because the referees had it in for him. I would assert he’d have gotten more if the refs hadn’t gotten tired of calling them on him, and also because they didn’t want to be accused of bias.
If Kevin Garnett needed motivation to play another season, recent chats with retirees Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace likely provided the perfect incentive. “Stackhouse came in here the other day,” the Nets forward said Monday. “He and I came out in the same class, so it kind of put things in perspective. Talked to ‘Sheed the other day, he was home on the couch being fat. So it definitely puts things in perspective.”
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Rivers’ answer to what a coach can do to reign in such behavior? Not a lot. “I just let them explode and then move on,” Rivers said, laughing. “There’s not much you’ve got to do. I had Rasheed [Wallace]. He probably was the test market for any emotional player. Rasheed was a great teammate, he was a great guy, but when he lost it, he lost it, and listen, better coaches than me coached Rasheed. … I came to the conclusion if they couldn’t stop it I’m not going to try.”
Barnes is more of a hot-tempered, playground bully/team-bodyguard type whereas Smith is more of a loose cannon and silly prankster. But both are emotional, off-the-cuff players who do inexplicable things at any given moment that can hurt their teams either by drawing a technical foul, an ejection and/or suspension. Rivers’ answer to what a coach can do to reign in such behavior? Not a lot. “I just let them explode and then move on,” Rivers said, laughing. “There’s not much you’ve got to do. I had Rasheed [Wallace]. He probably was the test market for any emotional player. Rasheed was a great teammate, he was a great guy, but when he lost it, he lost it, and listen, better coaches than me coached Rasheed. … I came to the conclusion if they couldn’t stop it I’m not going to try.”
David Aldridge: So what’s your routine like now? Andre Drummond: I start the day before. I’ll go home (after practice), I’ll eat, I’ll sleep. I’ll shut my night down around 9 o’clock. I do film in the morning with Rasheed.
David Aldridge: All of us who know Rasheed can’t believe he’s coaching! Andre Drummond: Man, he’s [Rasheed] been the best one. He’s been on me since day one, and I’m just real thankful to have him.
But Anthony, and many in the Knicks’ locker room, continue to speak with reverence about the influence Kidd, Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas had last season. “I think now we do miss J-Kidd, Kurt and Rasheed,” Anthony said.
Rasheed Wallace owes more than $150,000 in unpaid property taxes. His wife submitted an electronic payment last week for $34,686 dollars but when the county went to get the funds, they were told the account is not valid. It’s possible that because an electronic payment was made, the wrong account number could have been entered by mistake. We’ve all made typos, but the taxes remain unpaid.
Marc Berman: Pistons assistant Rasheed Wallace visited #Knicks locker room before game. They miss him in there.
The most recognizable name on a list of the biggest property tax dodgers in Multnomah County is former Trail Blazer Rasheed Wallace. He owes more than $150,000 on a nearly 9,000 square foot house in Southwest Portland, according to Multnomah County records. Wallace made about $80 million during his time with the Blazers. According to the county, there are liens against the property. After three years, the county can go to court and get a judgment. After six years of nonpayment, the county can auction off a property. The county says Wallace last made a payment in 2011.
Having Rasheed Wallace’s voice in your head while taking free throws doesn’t seem like the type of anecdote that yields positive results, but Andre Drummond’s improvement can be traced to Wallace’s “three points” of emphasis. Drummond is guarding those tips given by the Pistons’ new assistant coach as a precious commodity. “It’s a little thing me and him came up with to help me focus when I get to the line,” Drummond said. “I can’t tell you that. That’s between he and I.”
Whatever it is, it’s working, considering the player who shot 39 percent during his rookie year is shooting 75 percent through three preseason games. “It shows I’ve been in here day in and day out, working hard on different mechanics, taking time on my shot and getting it over the rim,” said Drummond, who’s averaging 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds.
Felton pointed to the elderly bench of Rasheed Wallace, Kurt Thomas, Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd, who fell apart in the playoffs, as part of the team’s ultimate undoing, getting KO’d in the second round by the Pacers. With training camp opening Monday, none of those players are back. Three of them have retired. “We’re a younger team this year,’’ Felton said at an Under Armour appearance at Macy’s in Herald Square. “Kurt Thomas, Rasheed, love them like brothers. [But] those guys were 38, 39, 40 years old. Once they got injuries, they’re out and it hurt us last year. We’ve added Metta [World Peace], [Andrea] Bargnani, Kenyon [Martin] and Amar’e [Stoudemire] are coming back. Tim Hardaway [Jr.] looks great by the way. I’ve been most impressed with him. It gives us depth at that big spot and youth. Those guys are younger.”
“I’m just trying to polish up on things,” he said after working with assistant coach Rasheed Wallace on the perimeter and in the low post. “I’m trying to be more consistent on my mid-range and long-range jumper. I’ve been working on it hard each and every day here. Rasheed has been teaching me some things that I need to know on the block; some veteran leadership from him. He has been able to show me some things. It’s always beneficial when you have a veteran guy who has played in the NBA and been successful and now they’re coaches. They can see things from a player’s and a coach’s standpoint.’’