Near the end of the Brooklyn Nets victory over his Boston Celtics, former Nets forward Gerald Wallace's frustration boiled over just a bit. After an intentional foul on Alan Anderson, Anderson tossed the ball in Wallace's direction, which Wallace fired back at Anderson in frustration. Nets teammates quickly pointed out Wallace's toss, and Crash was quickly assessed with a technical.
Though Anderson handed the ball somewhat innocently to Wallace, it's like the old saying goes: they never get the guy who throws the first shot.
Usually, basketball players compete on the court: for loose balls, for rebounds, to score and shut down, for victories. But today, the two men who have led the depth chart at small forward for the Brooklyn Nets competed indirectly for the best comment about the Nets-Celtics trade this offseason that swapped the men's jerseys.
The always-vocal Gerald Wallace, who manned the small forward position for 69 games (68 starts) last season for the Nets, said earlier this year that the Nets look confused, not like championship contenders. Today, when asked about it again, he... MORE →
The Nets made colossal moves this summer expected to alter the Eastern Conference landscape, acquiring future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics and transforming their lineup into a potential championship contender.
So far, that hasn't worked out.... MORE →
Boston Celtice small forward Gerald Wallace spent about a year and a half with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, never shy about giving his honest opinion. Speaking with The Boston Herald on Sunday, Wallace was asked about the Nets' struggles so far this season. Here's was he had to say:
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Former Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace said at Nets shootaround that he doesn't care about last season, but made it clear that he's still harboring some feelings about signing a four-year extension and then being traded within a year to a team that couldn't be more obviously tanking, according to the New York Daily News.
“(The Nets) have to point the finger at somebody like I was the guy to take the blame,” Wallace told the Daily News before Brooklyn’s 82-80 victory. “And that was the reason I was traded."
Wallace goes on to say that he was upset that the Nets didn't bother to call him before trading him -- they couldn't even let him know it was a possibility.
Wallace, now a member of the Boston Celtics, simply said: "after 13 years in the league, you need to move on."
New York Daily News -- Celtics' Gerald Wallace says he was Nets scapegoat
After their morning shootaround at Barclays Center, Gerald Wallace and MarShon Brooks were involved in a shooting contest, the final shot from about 35 feet out. As they were playing, Kris Humphries and Keith Bogans iced down various parts of their body, as is commonplace for veterans after practices.
The weird part: unlike last season, the four wore green uniforms, visitors in the Brooklyn arena for the first time in their careers. ... MORE →
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By the numbers: 69 G, 68 GS, 30.1 MPG, 7.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.4 SPG, .7 BPG, .397 FG%, 637 FT%, .490 TS%, .448 eFG%
Advanced: 11.6 PER, 101 ORtg, 104 DRtg, 14.5 USG%, 3.9 ORB%, 14.3 DRB%, 9.1 TRB%, 13.3 AST%, 2.5 STL%, 1.7 BLK%, 3.1 estimated wins added
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