Andre Iguodala says Rasheed Wallace would be better than Giannis in today’s game

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Rasheed Wallace played 16 seasons in the NBA spanning from 1995-2013, doing so in two different eras of the game including the 90’s and 2000’s.

While he spent most of his career in Portland, Sheed found himself on a title team with the Detroit Pistons in 2004, serving as a key player for that run they had. Wallace finished his career averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game including a career-high 19.3 points per game in 2001-02 with Portland.

But one player believes Wallace would have dominated in this era.

During an appearance on the Dan LeBatard show, Andre Iguodala believes Wallace would be a top-five player in this era and even better than Giannis Antetokounmpo:

“Rasheed Wallace probably could have been top five player in the league for a 10-year stretch,” he said. “He just chose, ‘I’ll do my thing over here.’ He was shooting 3s from half court. No, he was shooting half-court shots left-handed and right-handed. If Rasheed Wallace played in modern-day basketball today, if he played in our league today, he’d be the top five player in the league. He’d be better than Giannis, and I love Giannis.”

Now, that’s bold.

Wallace did have potential to be a lot better than his career turned out to be and who knows what he would have been in this era. However, Giannis is currently on a career arc to be one of the best we’ve ever seen if he can continue this climb.

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