6. Rasheed Wallace
Era: Lame Duck Administration
Disappointment Points: 2.5
‘Sheed never got the swan song he deserved on the Celtics, as his career petered out as his production dipped below sustainable levels. One of the league’s all-time tough guys, he made his way to Boston after the Pistons’ championship core broke up.
The post-Championship Cs were looking to return to the heights they reached in 2008, so a late-career Wallace seemed like a great fit if he could be a fraction of his former self, and there was some real promise that he would be a valuable contributor.
But he could never find his shot again, dipping below 30% from the 3-point line, and was generally inefficient when on the court. But Wallace did start an NBA finals game for the Celtics in his lone year, so that alone makes me like him.
An all-Eon defensive playing, belt-holding, Jail Blazing guy just couldn’t hack it on the Cs. Shucks.