Rasheed Wallace was a huge part of the Detroit Pistons
Rasheed Wallace came to Detroit and accepted a new role, which allowed him to win the last game of the season. He averaged 32.7 minutes and 13.4 points per game on an effective field goal percentage of .490 in Detroit, down from 35.5 minutes and 16.8 points on an efg% of .523 in Portland.
He was no longer THAT dude, but he was a man for his time and place.
Wallace played his role. He stretched the floor, blocked shots, and provided a championship team with passion and attitude matched only by his post partner and surname-sharing teammate Ben Wallace.
While we may remember Sheed more for his technical fouls than his statistical contributions, nonetheless he remains one of the best and most successful Pistons to ever take the court.
He was the man for his time and place, but sometimes, there’s another man…