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Gerald Wallace Yet to Report to Celtics
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On September 25, 2013 @ 7:11 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Though former Net Gerald Wallace, part of the trade that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, is expected to report on time for camp, he hasn’t been quick to contact his new team.
“I’m anxious to meet Gerald,” said [Danny ] Ainge. “I’ve met him before when I was doing television, but I haven’t had much conversation with him. He’s really the only one (I haven’t talked to). I’ll meet him next week, watch him closely, and we’ll sit down. I’ve obviously watched him play a lot of basketball. Gerald got a good contract in Charlotte. He was their best player when they went to the playoffs. That led to a big payday for him. He was traded for two first-round picks to Portland. He did very well in Portland, to the point where New Jersey wanted to give away Damian Lillard in order to get him. New Jersey wanted him bad enough to pay him a very lucrative contract.”
“It seemed that everywhere he’s been he’s been well-liked and well-compensated. He’s a great player. It wasn’t a great fit for him in (Brooklyn) last year, but we’ll try to see if it’s a better fit for us.”
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