Rasheed Wallace to Sign With Lakers, According to Report

According to a report by CNNE.com, Rasheed Wallace will sign with the Lakers.

Well, this is an interesting storyline for the Los Angeles Lakers as the All-Star break approaches. According to a report by CNNE.com, Rasheed Wallace will sign with the team at the age of 37. Wallace hasn't played in the NBA since Game 7 of the 2010 Finals, but apparently has been working for some time to get himself back in shape for a comeback, according to rumors. CNNE's source had this to say about Wallace:

"His days as a starter in this league are gone. I think he knows that, and so do the Lakers. But think about it. Of the big men that are available, is there one that's really better? And if he's gotten himself in shape, adding him becomes a huge get for them."

Per that report,

His return to action has been rumored for weeks, fueled by a decent showing at Pro-Am tournament in North Carolina this summer. It only became heightened by, according to league sources, a renewed conditioning regimen that apparently has him looking better than he has "in years."

With a roster of 14 players, the Lakers can add Wallace and not have to worry about waiving a player to make room. His addition will likely fuel rumors that the Lakers will become even more aggressive in their decision to trade away Pau Gasol. However, a front office executive whose team has had both internal and external discussions about Gasol, said the addition of Wallace will only be to strengthen their bench.

An interesting development for the team and a move that could ultimately turn out to be brilliant or a non-factor, depending on Wallace's desire and physical abilities after being away from the league for the last few years. If you're wondering how 'Sheed looked in the above mentioned Pro-Am, here's the video. Wallace is wearing number 8 and is playing with the black jerseys.

For more on the Lakers and this potential signing, make sure you head over to Silver Screen and Roll.

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