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Rasheed Wallace Still Plans to Retire

So recently there was some speculation that Rasheed Wallace might not be retiring. That created this whole 'thing'. But, good news comes from a Doc Rivers quote in Fanhouse today. (Via ESPN)

Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Monday that Wallace is assisting the team by not filing retirement papers any time soon.

"He's trying to help us out by waiting, which is good,'' Rivers said of Wallace, due to make $6.32 million next season and $6.79 million in 2011-12. "He's still our property so we can use that in a trade or something. He's doing a great thing for us.''

While there has been some speculation Wallace might not retire now that Rivers has assured that he will return to the Celtics and star forward Paul Pierce is on the verge of signing a new contract, Rivers said the chances are "very little or none'' the forward will play next season.

I don't know what the whole deal is here, but I think on some level nobody in management can say publicly that Rasheed is 100% going to to retire. I don't know if it has something to do with the CBA, but from Rivers' statement above Rasheed's retiring, and any kind of speculation is just borne from the fact that the Celtics can't say it publicly until they do or do not trade him. 

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