Pollin': Sheed or no Sheed?

In a narrow vote, Caron's running hook shot took the honor of being the best trick shot this season.  Originally the plan was to have this week's poll focus on what was the best dramatic shot of the season, but I think I'm going to hold off on that one for a week.  Instead, I'm going to direct this week's question to something that's fresher in all of our minds. 

Last week, the Pistons were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals for the third consecutive year, leading some Pistons fans to clamor that it's time to shake up the roster.  Last month, the Wizards were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals for the third consecutive year, leading some Wizards fans to clamor that it's time to shake up the roster.

I think you know where I'm going with this.

From the looks of it, Rasheed looks like he's the odd man out in Detroit's potential shake-up, especially since his contract expires next season.  So the question becomes, would you try to make a move to get Rasheed Wallace?  Before you make your choice, consider the following:

Pros

  • Rasheed would give an instant and significant boost to the Wizards' defense.
  • His brand of craziness might just be what the doctor ordered to get this core over the hump.
  • Quotes like this would endear him to most Washington fans.
  • A change of scenery and a contract year might be just what the doctor ordered to give Sheed's game a boost.
  • He'd instantly bring more credibility to the trick shot department.

Cons

  • We've already got enough perimeter-oriented big men.
  • His brand of craziness might just turn the locker room from playful to volatile.
  • I think this quote from Blazers Edge commenter Mortimer kind of sums it up: "Sheed was like a rock star.  A rock star who could make #1 hits any time he wanted, sell the most albums, but decided that being that popular wasn’t cool so kept his music more obscure. That is fine if you are a rockstar, but so damn annoying if you are so extremely talented as Sheed was, and an athlete."
  • Changing up the roster at this point, especially with someone as unpredictable as Rasheed, might ruin whatever progress was made over the last 4 years.
  • He'd instantly bring more credibility to the technicals and fines department.

Right now, without looking into options for a possible trade, I'd have to say no.  He's certainly an intriguing player that could add a lot to this team under the right circumstances, but I just think that the risks outweigh the benefits at this point.  If Gilbert or Antawn don't come back, then I'd definitely consider trying to make a move.

I know Sheed is one of the more polarizing players in the league, so I'm interested in seeing how people feel about this one.  I don't know if the fact that he was drafted by the Bullets factors into the decision or not, but it gives me an excuse to post this;

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