HoopsHype Gerald Wallace rumors

January 8, 2014 Updates

Gerald Wallace has emerged as the Celtics' voice of reason and biggest critic in his first season in Boston and once again he challenged the team following its embarrassing 129-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Denver canned 14 3-pointers, attempted 38 free throws and led by 22 points at halftime. The Celtics allowed 103 points through the first three quarters and looked discouraged and lethargic throughout the night. "I'm very surprised. Right now, we're the team that's all talk," he said. "We talk about how we want to get better. We talk about things we need to do to get better. It's easy to go out and practice and do it. Practice doesn't really apply to anything with making yourself better. When they turn them lights on, when it really counts, when it's about the team and making the team better and trying to win as a team, we don't do it." Boston Globe

"Hey, Denver was doing everything the right way, so everything was going their way," Wallace said. "The way we played, the way we play as a team, the things that we do, we don't deserve to get the calls they got. They got them. Jared's first (flagrant) was 50-50 and the second one, I've seen that play done 50 times, that's my first time ever seen it called a flagrant foul. Everything was going their way, so why should get the benefit of the doubt? We're not playing worth a crap anyway." Boston Globe

“We done met, we done talked, we done did everything, we done argued, fussed, complained, moaned, everything you can do,’’ Wallace said. “It doesn’t matter in here. It matters out there on the court. “And until we can take all the talk and everything that we say in here and apply it to out on the court, it’s useless, it’s basically like talking to the wall.” Boston Globe

January 4, 2014 Updates

Scary moment in Boston on Friday, when the Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson was carted off the floor on a stretcher after a collision with Gerald Wallace of the Celtics. Anderson appeared to be talkative and moving all limbs throughout the process, and gave a thumbs up as he left the floor which we hope is a sign that the stretcher was used only as a precautionary measure. NBCSports.com

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The greatest regret of Gerald Wallace’s career lies in a field of dreams. It has nothing to do with basketball and everything to do with the sport he does not play. Thirteen seasons into his NBA career, there is still a nagging “what if” he can’t shake. The accolades, the contracts don’t extinguish a passion he has for another game. “I think out of my whole life, one of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t finish playing baseball while I was in high school,” Wallace said. HoopsWorld

Before Wallace could see how far his talents would take him, though, he was faced with a decision as the entered his freshman year of high school. That summer he hit a five-inch growth spurt and skyrocketed to over 6’4. Continuing with both sports would be difficult if he wanted to seriously pursue one. “The main thing was I was told was, ‘If you’re going to pick a career, you’ve got to pick one and you’ve got to get focused,’” Wallace said. “I figured basketball would be a lot easier for me than baseball, especially with trying to be a catcher.” HoopsWorld

December 17, 2013 Updates

Boston has not found much interest in (Gerald) Wallace, while multiple league sources contacted on Monday told CSNNE.com that the Celtics aren't going to get any "legitimate" offers for Rondo until he returns to playing. CSNNE.com

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“Really, I felt like Nicolas was going to be a good player and a talented player. Again, he was drafted with that in mind, with being a part of the future. Probably the one thing when I look back on my time in Portland that I regret was the decision to take Nicolas out of that lineup and starting Gerald Wallace,” McMillan admitted. “That was something that I was battling with the time I was there. CSNNW.com

“I knew that Nic was going to be the future. I knew Wesley [Matthews] was going to be the future. Those were the two best wings for us. But bringing in a veteran such as Gerald Wallace and trying to convince him to come off the bench and he did for about a week or two. He felt like he needed to be in the starting lineup. I went against what I really believed was right which was Nicolas and Wesley playing with LaMarcus because they defended and they shot the ball at the two and three positions. But we gave him as much as I felt like he could handle at the time.” CSNNW.com

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What went on yesterday with the league was quick. “They read to me what I said,” Wallace said, “and then just told me, ‘OK then, well, we understand you’re having a rough season. Hope your season gets better,’ and hung up the phone.” According to the veteran, there was really no room for rebuttal. “Nah, they ain’t hearing that,” said Wallace before the C’s 104-93 loss to the Spurs last night. “They called to confirm, make sure ‘Is this what you said? OK, cool.’ They didn’t call me back five minutes later, like, ‘Oh, my bad, I got the wrong number.’?” Boston Herald

Wallace, who by the end of this season will have made more than $80 million in his career, didn’t seem fazed by the penalty. “Depends on who you are and what happens, so just deal with it and move on,” he said. “It does (bother him), but the thing about it is about this league ain’t nothing you can do about it. So ain’t no need to howl about it. You’ve just got to move on and watch what you say. Lesson learned, huh? “Hopefully I won’t have to say nothing else like that no more because we’re playing better.” Boston Herald

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