Amidst reports that Troy Murphy is close to joining the Boston Celtics after being bought out by Golden State, Stephen A. Smith is still insisting that Rasheed Wallace wants to return to Boston, and that it may soon be a reality.Smith said the same thing in early January, but obviously Boston’s trades of several big men last week makes a Wallace return far more intriguing.
Wallace has repeatedly said that he’s happy to stay retired, but Smith insists that Wallace wants to return for a playoff run and one more shot at the Los Angeles Lakers.
If Boston does complete its signing of Murphy, it’s once again difficult to see where Wallace fits in. But we didn’t understand Boston’s moves last week, and if the Celtics had these two contingency plans in place the Kendrick Perkins trade makes a bit more sense.
Smith was the first guy to say that LeBron James was going to Miami, so stay tuned.
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