“Isiah Thomas is in the market for a rugged power forward to play alongside Eddy Curry, and Thomas may look to revisit acquiring Wallace, the volatile Pistons veteran who fouled out and was ejected in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s season-ending loss in Cleveland in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. There already is talk of the Pistons breaking up their team after losing four straight games to LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Wallace, who is signed through the 2009 season, is the most logical choice to be moved.
When Thomas first assumed control of the Knicks, he twice tried to trade for Wallace, who instead landed in Atlanta and then Detroit. Thomas never got over losing Wallace to his former teammate, Pistons GM Joe Dumars, and has told associates that Wallace would have made the Knicks a perennial playoff team.
Thomas has his sights set on Jermaine O’Neal, Kevin Garnett and Pau Gasol, but Wallace is a more realistic option. It is unclear if Dumars is prepared to trade Wallace or if he has interest in any of the Knicks’ players. Another factor could be the influence of Garden chairman James Dolan, who once swore off bringing in players he felt would embarrass the franchise.” Via The New York Daily News
My take on the matter is this, if Flip Saunders stays, (which the Pistons are saying he is) in Detroit, the Pistons will trade Rasheed Wallace. The two just don’t seem to be able to see eye to eye. Like it or not Joe Dumars is going to start making calls and listening to any offers that come around. I don’t expect him to give Rasheed up for just anyone. There might not be a lot of teams that want to take him on, especially considering he has two years and about 30 million left on his contract. It’s simply a waiting game, but unless The Pistons make a phone call to Larry Brown, our last memory of Sheed in a Pistons uniform might not be all that pretty.
FYI: There will always be a Need4Sheed, so the site will stay the same no matter where Sheed is. I will always have a Need4Sheed, but my heart bleeds red, white and blue.