Here's what Rasheed Wallace had to say at today's press conference:
Why did you come to Boston:
"Because I felt it was a good fit. One of the main things the guys do is
play defense….the bottom line is just to win. There's a good group of
guys…now it will be extra good cuz we are all teammates."
On his role:
"My role is to back up these guys…if Doc wants me to start I will
start, if he wants me to come off the bench I will come off the bench…..2 minutes or 30
minutes….the bottom line is the W. If I score a point and we
win…that beats scoring 100 points in a loss."
Who is more intense, you or KG?
"I have to say I am…because he can control his emotions. everyone knows my
history with techs…I don't think you can match the intensity that
either of us brings to the floor."
On playing in Boston:
"They said it's a sports town….the fans got your back.
When I was playing against these guys, I heard all the remarks, I'm
this and I'm that…but hopefully all those frowns turn into cheers."
On leaving Detroit:
"They (the players) saw the frustration on my face last year, but now it's a whole new world, a new day…I can't wait for training camp."
Wallace will wear #30.
More quotes from the presser and news about KG's knee after the jump.
Regarding KG's knee, Danny said Garnett won't be playing basketball until August or even September. KG said "I'm on schedule to be on schedule…"
Ainge on Rasheed Wallace:
"There's a lot of things I like about Rasheed, but…he's good. He's hit
big shots….his lack of fear. He's been a great competitor his whole
"He's one of the great defensive communicators…It will take him two practices before he knows what he's doing out there"
Kevin Garnett on playing with Wallace:
"I'm excited…we're all feeling like teenagers again. We are excited about
this year. The versatility that Sheed brings…we are going to make the
best of this."
"We had depth issues last year because of injuries…he fits in like a piece
of the puzzle. We are just excited to have him. This was a big piece
Gary Tanguay starts off the coverage by patting himself on the back (twice) for first reporting this story.I guess athletes aren't the only ones with healthy egos.