Plus two future first round picks. I'm pretty happy. Love both of those guys, but with healthy centers the roster is pretty beastly. He would be great off the bench, if he's willing to adopt that role.
I am very excited about this addition, though I am scared about the center position until Camby comes back, since Joel, Cunningham, and Aldridge have been splitting those minutes.
Until Camby comes back:
When Camby comes back
I view Wallace a little like a much improved Cunningham. Przybilla doesn't provide much these days so he was expendable, but having no center besides Camby is scary. I'm also not too worried about those picks. Neither of them are likely to get anybody close to Wallace's abilities.
While I realize he puts up great rebounding numbers, Gerald Wallace is a small forward....This trade doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I'm on vacation down in San Diego and haven't really had much time to look at the numbers....
I could see him being a really good mentor for batum, I think he's is most def should be starting. what do you guys think should he stay on the bench or takes batum spot?
Yeah. As I've heard somebody else say, I hope Wallace does for Batum, what Camby did for Aldridge.
And I fully expect Wallace to eventually start, unless Nate figures out that there are not enough 3 point shooters in the starting line-up and holds him out for that reason (but he should still get starter minutes).
Wallace is going to fit in on this team with time. Matthews and Batum are nice playes, but that isn't enough scoring on the wings. Wallace and Matthews should start with Miller and Roy and Batum should come off the bench if Roy is going to play 15 minutes or whatever. Batum is a guy I really like, but he and Matthews aer too similar with their defense and unselfish/limited offensive games.
so gerald's my favorite player ever, anybody mind filling me in on how he's been doing with the blazers? i'm turning into a mini-blazers fan here haha. i'm gonna start watching more games through atdhe. is gerald gonna be starting?