Damian Lillard says if he could add 1 legend, he would add Rasheed Wallace
The Portland Trail Blazers may have only won one championship so far in franchise history, but they have consistently made the playoffs, including in the last four years. They have had a number of greats don their colors like Clyde Drexler and Bill Walton, among others, but for Damian Lillard, he would bring back another legend of theirs if he had the chance to.
The two-time All-Star recently held a Q&A on Twitter for his followers. From his favorite rookie this year, his chances of being named an All-Star, to his picks between some boxers, he was able to answer them all. When asked who he’ll add to his team among their greats, he revealed it’s going to be Rasheed Wallace.
If you could add any blazer legend to this team who would it be?
— Perry (@PerryTrif) January 3, 2018
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 3, 2018
The former four-time All-Star played eight seasons for the Blazers from 1997 to 2004. He then had a very short stint with the Atlanta Hawks before landing with the Detroit Pistons where he won his only NBA championship. During his prime, he was one of the best big men in the league and made a name for himself as a very physical player who competed hard night in and night out.
Wallace’s solid career averages of 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.3 blocks per game is a testament to how he excelled before on both ends of the floor. That said, it also explains why Lillard chose him among all Blazers legends and would’ve been exciting to see him play alongside Sheed if they were from the same era.