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Rasheed Wallace
Rasheed Wallace
Position: None
Born: 09/17/74
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.4 kg.
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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.
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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.”
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.”
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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.”