HoopsHype Rasheed Wallace rumors

August 19, 2013 Updates

“I’ve picked up a lot of different tricks just being with him,” Drummond said. “We’re not doing anything drastic as of yet. Right now, he’s just telling me he’s going to keep it simple since it’s so early but at the end of the season you’ll see something a lot different than at the beginning. He’s said, ‘You’re one of the fastest bigs I’ve ever seen and your feet are really good, light on your feet, and you move really well, so the moves I show you, you should do 10 times faster than I did.’ So I’m excited for what’s coming.” NBA.com

July 12, 2013 Updates

Rodney Stuckey sat behind the Pistons bench Thursday at their summer-league game, an unexpected visitor to be certain. Hours earlier, he was pleasantly surprised by the news of Chauncey Billups’ return to the Pistons. The two exchanged text messages Thursday, and he also had an extended conversation with new coach Maurice Cheeks during the team’s morning shootaround. Former teammate and new assistant coach Rasheed Wallace was in on the talk. “(Cheeks) told me I’m one of the vets on this team, so it’s my time to lead,” Stuckey said after the Pistons’ 78-77 Summer League win over the Heat. “To get the guys involved and bring them along as well.” Detroit News

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Perhaps his most challenging order of business will be helping Drummond develop a low-post offensive game. "Well, we're going to get on that," Wallace said. "That's what we're working on. That's why Mo brought me aboard. You know, he's still young, he's still raw, he's depending on his athleticism a lot -- which, to tell you the truth, a lot of 19-year-olds do. But the thing that I think will get 'Dre over, he's not one of those 'I know' guys, like everything you tell them, they're like, 'I know, I know.' No, 'Dre, he's a sponge. He sucks it up. He might not like it but he doesn't complain about 'I've got to do this,' or, 'I've got to do that.'" Booth Newspapers

Rasheed Wallace will complete the Detroit Pistons' new coaching staff and showed up here today to work with the team's entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Pistons have not made a formal announcement on Wallace's impending hiring, nor on any of the Oklahoma City assistants who will come to Detroit to join Maurice Cheeks' staff, but Wallace is on the bench for today's game against the Boston Celtics. Booth Newspapers

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June 16, 2013 Updates

Automatically retired players do not come off the salary cap, so it's up to the team and player to determine a settlement that will count against the cap. The Celtics had that with Rasheed Wallace, who retired two years before his contract expired. It would be the same situation with Garnett should he retire with two years left on his deal. Also, there is the misconception that the Celtics Would have the option to buy out Pierce's contract and then re-sign him to a deal reduced. When a team waives a player, as the Celtics would have to do with Pierce, it is ineligible to sign him for one year. Boston Globe

June 13, 2013 Updates

Dumars said conversations with search consultant Phil Jackson were about coaching philosophy more than the Pistons’ job, specifically. Dumars also said he had conversations with players in the league. He had a “colorful” conversation with former Piston Rasheed Wallace, who played for Cheeks in Portland. Detroit Free Press

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