Will Hall of Fame consider Rasheed Wallace for induction?

rasheed-wallace-tongueAs good as Rasheed Wallace was early in his career, along with his talent, some people do not think he accomplished enough to be considered for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame induction.

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame president John Doleva, according to an NBA.com report, said that the decision on Rasheed Wallace will be made in the future.

Wallace retired after 2009-10, which ordinarily would make him eligible for nomination in 2015 and induction in 2016, and stayed retired for two full seasons. Then he came back with the Knicks in 2012-13 — for 21 games.

The rule for induction into the Hall of Fame requires a five-year waiting period before a player is eligible to be inducted.

“That is a little grayer, for sure, because of the NBA aspect of it, frankly trying to make a comeback,” Doleva said.

“That is something the group will have to take a look at. There’s a discretion about such things as just these issues… Rasheed Wallace is an interesting question that we will be addressing.”

Wallace holds career averages of 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1 steal during a 14-year career with the Bullets, Blazers, Hawks, Pistons, Celtics and Knicks. He played in total of 1109 NBA games (started 956).

Wallace was a big part of the 2003-2004 Detroit Pistons team that won the NBA championship, defeating the LA Lakers in the finals.


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