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There’s some good news and some bad news for Gerald Wallace.
The good news is that his game has never really been predicated on his ability to shoot the ball, so there are other aspects in which he can help the Brooklyn Nets win. The bad news is that his shooting has been so putrid in recent weeks, that he negatively affects the spacing on the floor and therefore has became an offensive liability.
The Nets signed Wallace to a 4-year $40 million contract this past summer, and according to the NY Post, they’ve had to reduce his minutes due to him shooting 14.9 percent from 3-point range and 19.4 percent from anywhere outside 10 feet of the rim in the past 22 games.
Wallace, has basically stopped shooting, and says that he’s doing that so he can stay on the floor.
“My confidence is totally gone,” Wallace told The Post Saturday. “I’m just at the point now … I’m in a situation where I feel like if I miss, I’m going to get pulled out of the game, you know what I’m saying? So my whole concept is just that you can’t come out of the game if you’re not missing shots.
“I think I lost the confidence of the coaching staff and my teammates. So my main thing is those guys can score, so instead of thinking about it so much, just trying to focus on defense, try to move the ball and get those guys shots.”
The Nets forward, who has seen his shooting percentage drop from 43.2 percent to 33.8 percent since the All-Star break, says he’s been working hard to correct the issue but there’s been no improvement.
“I’ve been working and I’ve been shooting, but it’s hard,” Wallace said. “Regardless of how much work I’m doing on my shot, the fact of the matter is it is what it is.
“I’ve been in the league 12 years. Am I mad about not being out on the court? Am I mad about not making shots? Yeah. But my main thing is I’m trying to stay on the court. I know I can play defense, make plays for the other guys and try to do some things to help me stay on the court.”
Wallace has the right attitude as far as, being able to identify that there are other ways for him to help the team win games. The Nets currently sit in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings and will be looking to make some noise in the playoffs, they’ll be hoping Wallace finds his confidence by then.
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Gerald Wallace shot a season-low 14.3% from three point territory and 34.3% from the field in the month of March and the Nets starter says his confidence in shooting the ball is now “totally gone.”
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“My confidence is totally gone,” Wallace told The Post Saturday. “I’m just at the point now … I’m in a situation where I feel like if I...
The Brooklyn Nets Reggie Evans is a warrior.
He took a headbutt from the Bobcats Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Saturday night’s victory, played out a possession and let the officials call a timeout as he disposed of his now vacant tooth.
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We all know Jay-Z plans on taking over the entire planet one day, but for right now the sports world will have to do. Yahoo!’s in-house sports expert Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Jay-Z is looking to divest his ownership share in the Brooklyn Nets so he can further extend his Roc Nation Sports agency [...]
Shawn Carter (a.k.a. Jay-Z) is cutting his ties with the Brooklyn Nets to dive deeper into the world of sports.
According to Yahoo Sports, Carter is expanding his Roc Nation brand to include the representation of NBA players.
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There are few things that can stop Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans and while most of us would be stopped by a knocked out tooth, not Reggie.In the third quarter of last night's Nets game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Evans caught an elbow to the mouth from Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.After a made Charlotte basket, Evans took out the loose tooth and decided to place...
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Reggie Evans had his tooth knocked out by Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Glichrist during the third quarter of Saturday night’s game. Evans didn’t flinch as he placed the tooth on the scorer’s table right in front of the Nets announcers, stopped the bleeding with a towel and jumped back into the game en route to a 14 point, 20 rebound performance.
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The biggest name associated with the Brooklyn Nets now has his sights on bigger things.
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is looking to divest his share of ownership in the Nets to expand his sports representation business to the NBA, Yahoo reports. Carter’s Roc Nation Sports, which is partnered with powerful Creative Artists Agency, recently secured Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano...
Jay-Z will officially give up his share as partial owner of the Brooklyn Nets, as it is a mandatory step to become an NBA agent. After signing Yankees player, Robinson Cano, to Roc Nation Sports, the rapper is looking to expand the agency.
According to Yahoo! Sports:
Entertainment mogul and rapper Jay-Z has started the process of divesting his small share of ownership with the Brooklyn...
Reggie Evans lost his tooth during Sunday's Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Bobcats game.
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