“I just thought how much more fire power the Celtics could get,” Los Angeles Clippers center Marcus Camby told WEEI.com. “They had a pretty good season last year without [Kevin Garnett] being there, but coming back with a healthy KG and then adding a guy like Rasheed Wallace and what he brings to the table, he’s definitely going to help that team.”
The former Minuteman star sees more to the acquisition of Sheed than just another veteran with a nice shot and good leadership qualities.
“I also think they made that move because Rasheed is one of the guys in the league that can play Dwight Howard one-on-one pretty much by himself,” Camby added. “I mean, no one can really contain Dwight, but Rasheed does a pretty good job of it. And with that veteran team with Pierce and Ray and KG, they’ve got to be one of the favorites.”
Former Celtic Ryan Gomes was blown away by the signing and is already picturing how the C’s plan to dismantle the opposition.
“Wow, that’s the first thing that I said. Wow,” he said. “Now they’ve got two guys, speaking of Garnett and Sheed, who on the court are so vocal defensively and offensively and they know the game so much that that’s going to bring the level of intensity up. They have a lot of different lineups they can go with. Now Perk is in foul trouble, Sheed can play the five because he played the five in Detroit. And Sheed can hit threes so now, Garnett is on the block, Sheed is out there, it can cause a lot of match-up problems for a lot of people.”