The Boston Celtics are 1-4 this season and one new addition to the roster is ready to escape the sinking ship before he’s suffocating in misery and losses. No, it’s not Rajon Rondo. It’s Gerald Wallace. Since coming over to the Celtics in a blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the nets, Wallace has felt like he was back in Charlotte all over again
From The Boston Herald :
“It’s hard,” Wallace said. “It’s like starting from scratch zero with this team and trying to figure out what direction they’re headed in and what pieces they’re going to put together. For me, I’ve already been through that situation. I was on an expansion team in Charlotte. I’ve established myself. To have to start all over on a team that’s starting from scratch is very difficult.
My thing about that is I don’t ask for trades,” Wallace said. “I don’t like to be traded. You know, once I get a place where I’m comfortable, I just want to know what’s expected of me and what my role is. For a guy that goes out and puts 110 percent of himself into it, you’re giving your all and you just want to know that. This is nothing against coach Brad (Stevens). Everyone has to figure out how we need to play with each other and how we can play together defensively and offensively to get the best out of each other.
What Wallace fails to realize is that he’s untradeable because of his big contract. Also, he's not the same durable and tough player he was during his years in Charlotte, when he was known as "Crash." One thing he should do is lead by example, help a young team transition and enjoy his money. Wit over $30 million owed to him over these next three seasons, there probably won't be a line of takers for the 13-year veteran's services.