HoopsHype Gerald Wallace rumors

January 16, 2014 Updates

“I’m taking it in stride,” he said, though that process clearly is a struggle. “It’s frustrating every night being on the bench, feeling you can contribute, and you’re not out there. I’m not used to sitting at the beginning of games and being on the bench when the game is in crunch time. You’re watching, and it’s mentally frustrating.” Boston Herald

January 15, 2014 Updates

Gerald Wallace, who played with Bogans in Brooklyn and was part of the summer blockbuster that delivered both of them to Boston, said he talked briefly with Bogans on Tuesday, but said Bogans didn't divulge why he's been excused. "I don’t really have an understanding," Wallace said. "I really don’t know what he has going on or what he has going on with that situation. Like I told him, I’m here -- whenever you want to talk, just call me. When he wants to talk about it or deal with it, he’ll give me a call." ESPN.com

January 13, 2014 Updates

Four games out in the Atlantic Division, the Celtics embark Saturday on a five-game road trip that features meetings with four of the top six teams in the Western Conference. And when the Celtics finally return to Boston, the dangerous Houston Rockets will be waiting. Time to worry? Maybe. “Every road trip is a make or break. Especially the situation we’re in,” Gerald Wallace said Friday. “We’ve lost a couple of games in a row, lost (six out of seven) games. We’re going on a West Coast trip and playing some pretty good teams. This could set us in the right direction as far as where we want to go, or destroy our whole season." Booth Newspapers

January 12, 2014 Updates

Rondo’s teammates said he has done his best to keep them upbeat lately. “He’s one of the most positive guys in the locker room,” said Avery Bradley, who scored a game-high 25 points against Portland. It’s hard, not only being a young team, but going through adversity sometimes, guys can go their separate ways, but having veterans like him and Keith [Bogans] and Gerald [Wallace], they’ve been keeping us all together and letting us know that if we just keep working, we can turn this thing around. We lost eight in a row, we can turn it around and win eight in a row,” Bradley added. “We just have to stay positive and keep working.” Boston Globe

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

December 22, 2013 Updates
December 18, 2013 Updates

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

November 29, 2013 Updates

Wallace is owed $30.3 million through the 2016 campaign and reports indicate the Celtics are actively looking to move the veteran should a deal emerge. Wallace’s production has steadily deteriorated since he made the All-Star team in 2010 as a member of the Charlotte Bobcats. Since that time Wallace has logged time with Portland, Brooklyn and is now seemingly languishing in Boston. HoopsWorld

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