FanPost

The Rasheed Wallace Effect: Part San Antonio

                                       025584_medium

 

Lotsa talk about Rasheed to Boston, Cleveland and Orlando.

Since Robert Horry was still serviceable, San Antonio has been in need of a big man to back up Tim Duncan.

Kurt Thomas, Fabricio Oberto, Matt Bonner... have all done a terrific job. Much better than 99% of people (including myself) can ever dream of. However, as shown in big games or the playoffs... their play is lacking.

Yes, the addition of Richard Jefferson fills a void left by the injury prone Manu Ginobili. However, one void still remains to be filled and that is at the 4 or 5.

Rasheed Wallace is skillful enough to play as a 4 or 5. To place him with Tim Duncan will create nightmares for the league and will finally allow Gregg Popovich to get over his jealousy of the Laker acquisition Pau Gasol. All in all the Spurs will get worse with Tim Duncan due to age, get worse due to loss of depth. However, they will and shall improve with Tony Parker's improvement, the acquisition of Richard Jefferson and the potential gains of Manu Ginobili. Is this enough to win? Even with a healthy Manu, it is 'possible' that they may win the championship... but in all reality... they will NOT win the championship.

Rasheed is the difference. It is no secret that since the Lakers were open and embraced Ron Artest which caused him to turn down money to joining LA. San Antonio has been open about its liking to Rasheed Wallace's game. If he joins the same reason Ron Artest joined LA. Rasheed can and will make the difference.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pounding The Rock

You must be a member of Pounding The Rock to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pounding The Rock. You should read them.

Join Pounding The Rock

You must be a member of Pounding The Rock to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pounding The Rock. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker