Originally written January 10, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
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Last year when the Trail Blazers traded for Gerald Wallace, I was not a happy camper.  The trade sent one of my all-time favorite blazers, Joel Przybilla, away from Rip City and I felt that the Blazers didn’t get nearly enough in return. I remember telling one of my friends that we gave up a solid center and some other pieces for a guy who could back up at three positions but wouldn’t do any of them very well. Boy was I wrong. I don’t know who I thought Gerald Wallace was but I definitely didn’t think he was the player the Blazers ended up getting. So far this year, the Trail Blazers are undefeated when Gerald Wallace records a field goal. That’s a six and two record people.  The two times he didn’t record a field goal the Blazers lost by five to the Clippers and embarrassed themselves in front of the Phoenix Suns. It’s pretty clear that the Blazers need Gerald Wallace, AKA Crash, to play well if they want to win games. The good news, for the team and its fans, is that he is playin...
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