|Posted by GreenBanner18 on March 6, 2010 at 10:38 PM|
His defense is god awful, and there really isn't much around that. However, at the offensive end, he is not being ridiculous. No longer are we seeing him make a three, and force up the next one. Not no longer, but more like in the past 3 games. All I can hope for is that Sheed is now a runoff of the teams new motivation, instead of the team being a runoff of Sheeds lack of motiviation.
Clearly in the last 3 games, the TEAM has been playing better. Sheed is a part of that. It isn't as noticeable anymore when he is taking plays off. I remember the game in LA when his lack of effort stuck out like a sore thumb. He was a beaming red light that said, "Take me out. I have no use." As we all know, that is not the only game, or only time this year when you can say Rasheed Wallace didn't put all his effort in.
I am hoping these past few games are a description of what we can expect for the remainder of the season. For the most part he is staying down low, and working to get those shots instead of the easy threes he can always force up. Also, when he is outside, he is making a much more conscious effort to pass the ball first, and shoot last. That is going to help the team greatly.
Also, I have noticed the team is beginning to learn what everyne elses strengths are. On countless occasions as of late, I have noticed the team refuses to give Sheed the ball when he is open on the perimeter. Rondo clearly looked at him and passed him up the other night. Unfortunately, the team has to focus on that, when they could instead be worrying about other things. But, hopefully it will change, and Wallace will show that he is not going to force up those brick threes anymore, and will instead work toward the benefit of the team.