Michael Curry told reporters that Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess were "excused" from today's shoot-around in Charlotte but added that both are expected to play tonight. But while the head coach is sticking with the company line, the rest of the players aren't. Vince Ellis of the Free Press has Rasheed Wallace's reaction:
Power forward Rasheed Wallace said he was just hearing about it and didn't have a whole lot to add.
He did think aloud about the possibility of adding the former NBA scoring champion in Iverson.
"Another scorer back there with Rip (Hamilton) … we'll see how it plays out," Wallace said. "I can't comment too much. That's not a Guaransheed right there so I can't comment too much."
Previously: Hold on, this is happening?