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Report: Rasheed Wallace works out for Heat, but will he play?

Mar 7, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

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Rasheed Wallace is clearly flirting with the idea of a return to the NBA. But as anyone who has met a girl in a bar can tell you, flirting is a long way from actually doing something about it.

Wallace worked out for the Heat recently, reports Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida on twitter.

A source close to the situation confirmed Rasheed Wallace has worked out with Heat, but source said he hasn’t decided if he’ll play again.

Before that there was a report that ‘Sheed was close to a deal with the Lakers. That report — from the very reputable CSNNE.com’s A. Sherrod Blakely — clearly came from people close to Wallace. What the Lakers’ front office is thinking on any given day is anybody’s guess. But there clearly no deal.

If ‘Sheed comes back it will be to a team he thinks is a contender, and on those teams his minutes would be limited. The question for teams is does he have enough left in the tank to help in those limited windows? In either case, at best he is a fallback option for teams after the trade deadline next week.

  1. jayrandle - Mar 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Sheed to Heat?
    What happen..I missed it…
    too busy trying to figure out the big features on the IPad 3 or IPad HD or the The New IPad…
    whatever it call.

  2. juanandonly24 - Mar 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    What happened to him getting signed by the Lakers??

  3. rob0527 - Mar 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Sheed to heat, what is wrong with eddy curry. He could be a good addition, will protect big 3 and can’t get in as much trouble with nba, if only playing half season.

  4. oside760 - Mar 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    i thought the lakers got him. what did i miss?

  5. goforthanddie - Mar 7, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Why is Miami collecting useless big men? Why not sign a young guy who might be able to give them something?

  6. mogogo1 - Mar 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    “A source close to the situation confirmed Rasheed Wallace has worked out with Heat, but source said he hasn’t decided if he’ll play again.”

    Loving the spin that the over-the-hill big guy who only wants to throw up threes is in the driver’s seat, still trying to decide if he wants to play again.

  7. trueballs - Mar 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    His 3pt shooting would sometimes be a headache…but he’s tough, rebounds, has won a championship, has a brain, etc. It’s more than what the current centers offer (joel, dexter, curry). A stretch big-man can always find work with this Heat team

  8. stayhigh_247 - Mar 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Chicago is the most logical choice because they are close to getting a ring and they have his old buddy Rip Hamilton on deck. He wouldn’t have to play big minutes, but his veteran skill set could push them over the top.

  9. cowboychris5xchamps - Mar 8, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    juanandonly24 and oside760 if you guys could get out of jayrandles’ mothers’ basement and do sometime constructive like go on a date with a hot chick instead of playing with gadgets all damn day then you’ll know what going on in the sports world!!! And stay_247 apparently all you do is stay high because the Bulls are nowhere near this story!!!! Wow!!!

  10. dairamx2 - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    He did step it up in the Finals for the Celtics a few years back. Very good defender, I was impressed.

    N2s whats going on with Curry?? But they need some help down low

  11. canehouse - Mar 8, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Riles is not going to bring “Sheed” in here… too much chemistry and flow going on to bring a big man that camps out away from the paint and chucks tre’s.

  12. passerby23 - Mar 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Meaningless signing. It’s too late in the year for Rasheed to get his footing. Even if healthy and in shape, his propensity to camp outside and launch 3’s (at a low percentage at this point in his career) is not what a contender needs. He would be more of a disruption at this point than an addition for any team. That’s assuming he’s in game shape and I find it difficult to believe he’s anywhere close to that.

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