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NBA whistles Rasheed Wallace for 18th Technical Foul

Yep, Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace will now be suspended after every technical foul he gets in an NBA basketball game.

Jeez… The odds are up against the Detroit Pistons now huh? Rasheed Wallace, probably one of the most colorful personalities in the NBA, picked up his 18th technical foul of the season in their 90-89 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

And as far as technical fouls go this year, a player who commits more than 17 technical fouls will be suspended after every single one he commits next.

Rasheed Wallace was rasheed_wallace.jpgcalled for technical foul no.18 for arguing a call in the second period of their game against the San Antonio Spurs. Wallace was suspended for the Pistons’ next game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Oh yeah, the Detroit Pistons won 121-95.

Detroit Pistons head coach Flip Saunders was not happy about these developments. Of course, not having your biggest low post threat will be a big blow, especially if the Pistons are making this run for the title.

”I wish they would review the whole 48 [minutes],” Detroit Pistons head coach Flip Saunders said Friday night. ”If they’re going to give him a ‘T’ for that, there should have been about four others called at least.”

An NBA player or coach receives an automatic one-game suspension after receiving his 18th technical foul in the same season. Every other technical beyond that (20, 22, 24, etc.) results in a one-game suspension without pay.

Rasheed Wallace is averaging 12.6 points and 7.8 rebounds this 2007 NBA Basketball season. If Sheed keeps on getting his ass suspended, the Pistons will have no choice but to use the inconsistent Antonio McDyess or the somewhat immobile Chris Webber more.

Don’t get me wrong, these guys can be a good compliment to Sheed’s game but without No.36, the Pistons can’t win with these two guys in the post alone.

Can Rasheed Wallace lead the Detroit Pistons to the NBA Playoffs? Who will win the 2007 NBA Championship? Here are some odds from Bodog:

Chicago Bulls 7/1

Detroit Pistons 9/1

Dallas Mavericks 7/2

Miami Heat 4/1 (boo!)

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One Response to “NBA whistles Rasheed Wallace for 18th Technical Foul”

  • OddJack Says:

    aren’t there any sportsbooks putting up OVER/UNDER odds on Rasheed’s Technical Foul totals? Geeze, we’d make a field day betting the OVER on that proposition wouldn’t we all? NBA Basketball Playoffs is coming soon and the Detroit Pistons are in trouble if the Sheed gets another technical – or for any technical that he gets from this time on. Easy Sheed. Cool it!

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