HoopsHype Rasheed Wallace rumors

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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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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

May 30, 2013 Updates

After Rasheed Wallace retired from the NBA (for the second time) in mid-April, because of a nagging left foot injury, he hung around the team as a player adviser and traveled to road games. While Mike Woodson, a big supporter of Wallace, seems amiable to keeping Sheed in a similar role, the 38-year-old told ESPNNewYork.com he hasn't decided yet on his Knicks future. "Right now, I don't know," said Wallace, who will maintain his New York residence during the offseason. "It's still a long summer; it's just getting started. Right now, it's family time -- just being with my kids." ESPN.com

May 12, 2013 Updates

The effect of retired players on the salary cap - which could eats into play with Kevin Garnett - is not uniform in the new collective bargaining agreement, meaning how it impacts a team's cap is undetermined until a buyout or settlement is negotiated. The Celtics had a situation like with Rasheed Wallace, who retired with two years remaining on his contract. He and the Celtics agreed to a buyout so the final two years of his contract would not impact the salary cap. The buyout amount, however it, does affect the cap. Boston Globe

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