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Gerald Wallace — the forward Brooklyn sent to Boston as part of the robust package — became the first player or executive involved to openly blast the Nets’ strategy. “It was one of those stories of a get-rich-quick scheme. You either hit it big or you don’t,” Wallace said. “They took a gamble. It backfired.” New York Daily News

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Don’t be surprised if a team such as the Portland Trail Blazers tries to make a bid for Celtics swingman Gerald Wallace and offers some unwanted expiring contracts for Boston’s troubles. Wallace, 32, played parts of two seasons with Portland and enjoyed his stint there. He was seen joking during the Celtics-Blazers game with Portland All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The closer Wallace’s anchor-like contract nears conclusion, the easier it will be to move. Wallace is attractive to a club seeking a veteran leader who can defend in spot minutes. Boston Globe

November 27, 2014 Updates

Dear Gerald Wallace, Thank you for sitting and talking with my son, Davis. Although, for you, this was just a moment in time before heading off to your work as a basketball player on the Boston Celtics, for us it was a glimpse of our boy living his dream. I don’t know if Davis mentioned it or not, but he wants to be a professional basketball player too. Although the slim odds for making it into the NBA would discourage most, Davis will not be deterred. His optimism is one of his best qualities. The Mighty

I know our society doesn’t value individuals like Davis, slow in mind and body, but Davis doesn’t know that. He knows our society values professional athletes, and so he plans to join your ranks, not only for love of the game, but for its reward as well. Did he tell you about the mansion he’s planning to build with his NBA salary? So as we navigate the terrain of guiding this child as he grows, we thank you for giving us a story to sustain his dreams and bridge the gap. We’ll talk of the time when he sat with Gerald Wallace, and shot a hoop or two, and hope that gets him – and us – close enough. The Mighty

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Wallace’s selflessness is also connected to that surgically repaired knee. He remarkably made it through 13 seasons without once requiring surgery, and his recovery from last summer’s clean-out procedure has been slow. It’s easier to embrace mentorship and a reduced on-court role when your body isn’t right. “For me right now it’s not as bad, because I’m still struggling with trying to get myself back to 100 percent where I feel comfortable playing,” he said of taking a back seat now. “So the minutes right now aren’t as important as doing my strengthening and rehabbing.” Boston Herald

A healthy Wallace may not have been so amenable to Stevens’ requests. But Wallace isn’t healthy enough to protest. “I don’t feel mentally or physically like I can go out and play 40 or 45 minutes a game,” said Wallace. “That would totally destroy my body as it is right now. The main thing is to get focused and healthy, try to get stronger.” Boston Herald

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You might think Gerald Wallace would be trying to bust his way out of town. You might think that, at 32 and in his 14th NBA season, he would rather be on a club with a chance to compete for a championship than playing it out as a fringe rotational guy for a team that figures to be rebuilding for a while. Think again. “I don’t want to go nowhere else,” said Wallace, whose days as “Crash” may be numbered as he comes back from knee and ankle surgeries. “I’m happy here. I’m content here with these guys.” Boston Herald

October 4, 2014 Updates

Wallace has two more years on his contract at $10 million per year, a deal that would be difficult for the Celtics to move given his physical status and age. So he said he is at peace with his role on a rebuilding team. He grew to enjoy his experience in Boston. “I know my role. I know my situation,” he said. “I know what’s expected of me and what to do. I think the guys [here] make it more comfortable for me. I love being around the guys. It makes it a lot more acceptable. At the end of the day, you live with what you’ve got and go from there.” Boston Globe

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