Via Celtics Hub (via Ric Bucher on ESPN NBA Podcast):
“As for Sheed, I’ve got to tell you. The most startling
thing–this is a guy who has always played his way into shape. But I
went into the locker room after the game, and he took off his shirt,
and I mean, I could not believe what I saw. I mean, he looked like a
guy who is on the couch watching games with a bowl of potato chips and
a six pack and not a guy who is playing a game. The roll I saw hanging
off of his shorts—I’ve never seen it on him before and I can’t tell you
the last guy I saw that had a body like that. He’s not Popeye
Jones-esque, but it was a very, very bad look.”
“The biggest risk there is that’s how you get
injured–when you’re out of shape and you’re forced to play more
minutes. And there are going to be cases where he’s gonna have to do
TNT's Mike Fratello was the first to bring Sheed's conditioning into question (during Thursday night's game against the Spurs). He intimated that Wallace was about 15 pounds overweight.
Wallace doesn't appear out-of-shape to me, although I haven't seen him half-naked like Bucher. I haven't noticed any signs of poor conditioning – a la sluggish play. In fact, I've been impressed with Sheed's low post defense.
Wallace may be carrying some extra weight, but I'm not too worried about it.
As for Bucher's comment about "a guy who is on the couch watching games with a bowl of potato chips and a six pack," John tells me he isn't personally offended about being included in the comparison.