Remember how good Gerald Wallace was in Charlotte?

Gerald Wallace is still in the NBA. It's true. He's getting paid eight figures by the Philadelphia 76ers. But remember when he was really great? Like, "one of the best two-way wings in basketball" influential? The 2009-10 season was Wallace's masterpiece, an All-Star campaign (his only one) packed with tireless floor burns, skinned knees and unparalleled energy. In taking a look...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Thompson’s role on the Warriors

Not even a month in as a Philadelphia 76er, Jason Thompson finds himself on another team. The Golden State Warriors recently acquired the 29-year-old power forward from the 76ers in return for small forward Gerald Wallace, monetary assets, and draft considerations. Thompson’s addition to the roster is not only beneficial for himself, but to the Warriors as well. Look for him to...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson Gets Celebrity Welcome to Warriors

  When I first heard about the Warriors trading away newly acquired Gerald Wallace for Jason Thompson I figured it was completely a cash dump. I’m still not convinced that it wasn’t, but Jason Thompson received a celebrities welcome to the defending champions. Thompson steps out of the elevator with his mother and father to 50 cheering Warrior employees welcoming him to the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Thompson-Wallace Trade Grade

(Oct. 14, 2014 – Source: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac) By Eldrin Masangkay: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff​… The Golden State Warriors have a rotation that is almost unbeatable – a starting lineup full of stars and a bench full of solid contributors. With the addition of Jason Thompson, the rotation has even stronger than it was.  The young splash brothers balance out...
Via HoopStuff
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald Wallace deserves a better fate than this

Just four days after the Celtics official acquired David Lee from the world-champion Warriors in exchange for Chris Babb and Gerald Wallace, Golden State turned around and dealt Wallace to the lowly 76ers: OFFICIAL: #Warriors acquire F Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) from @Sixers in exchange for Gerald Wallace, cash & draft considerations. — Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) July...
Via Celtics Life
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Gerald Wallace Trade Grade

(Oct. 21, 2014 – Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… 76ers Trade: Jason Thompson 76ers Receive: Gerald Wallace, draft picks and cash When the Golden State Warriors traded David Lee to Boston for Gerald Wallace, the general assumption was that they would likely waive Wallace to cut their extra large tax bill...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: the rich get richer

As the MLB trade deadline wrapped up the defending champion Golden State Warriors made one of their own. No, they didn’t trade for a superstar or even somebody who will play 20 minutes a game, but the player they traded for makes the best and deepest team in the NBA even deeper. So who did the Warriors trade for; Jason Thompson, formerly of the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors took...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers For Gerald Wallace

The Golden State Warriors have acquired Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for cash and draft considerations. The 76ers acquired Thompson in a trade with the Sacramento Kings this offseason. Wallace was acquired by the Warriors in their trade with the Boston Celtics for David Lee.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

David Lee comes to the Boston Celtics a new kind of leader for the team

Leadership: ”a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”, so says Wikipedia. To me, leadership has always been about showing and telling. Power Forward David Lee was officially introduced by the Boston Celtics on Monday after it was announced he was dealt to the green team weeks ago on July...
Via Celtics Life
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics expected to formalize roster moves next week

Keeping all their options open until the 25th hour, the Boston Celtics have yet to officially use all their cap flexibility by delaying expected contracts for rookies and at least one free agent.But with the trade market all but dry, it looks like those deals should finally happen this week. That means trading Gerald Wallace for David Lee, signing Jae Crowder to his deal and locking...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerald Wallace's role on last year's Celtics is finally revealed

Gerald Wallace made a lot of money to sit on the bench last season. Before he was traded to the Golden State Warriors for David Lee, the 32-year-old, 14-year veteran rarely influenced games for the Boston Celtics by making shots or grabbing rebounds.Instead, he acted as a leader in the locker room, and essentially served as an extra coach on the sideline. At least that was Evan Turner...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics officially sign Johnson, re-sign Jerebko

The Boston Celtics made their first two free-agency moved officially Thursday, announcing the signing of former Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson and the re-signing of forward Jonas Jerebko. The team did not announce the terms of either contract, but earlier reports pegged Johnson’s at two years, $24 million and Jerebko’s at two years, $10 million. Welcome to Boston,...
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors Trade David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace

CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 16: David Lee #10 of the Golden State Warriors drives against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, OH. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Gerald Wallace Trade Grade

(Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The defending champions have had a relatively quiet offseason. After some minor drama with Draymond Green blew over and he re-upped with the Warriors, the team had only one item on their to-do list. The Warriors had David Lee and his $15 million salary pushing them way into the luxury...
Via HoopStuff
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics continue to be active on the trade market

After making a decent-sized trade on Tuesday, acquiring David Lee for Gerald Wallace, the Boston Celtics are reportedly still active, trying to get more deals done.Lee is a solid piece who can help grease the wheels in Boston's offense (watching him work a pick-and-roll with Isaiah Thomas should be tons of fun), but there's clearly more work to be done. Here's more on how the Celtics...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: David Lee Trade Grade

Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Celtics finally were able to rid themselves of Gerald Wallace’s massive contract, along with another player of Boston’s choice, in exchange for former all-star forward David Lee. After Golden State’s title run, Lee’s lack of fit and playing time in Oakland led Golden State...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Trade For David Lee, Send Gerald Wallace To Warriors

The Boston Celtics did the NBA champions a favor. The C’s reportedly acquired David Lee from the Golden State Warriors and shipped Gerald Wallace out to the Bay Area, ESPN’s Tommy Dee and Marc Stein reported Tuesday. Lee is in the final year of his contract and is set to make $15.4 million. The move helps the Warriors, as Wallace will make $10.1 million next season, and they...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Celtics trade Wallace to GSW for David Lee

ESPN sources say that the Celtics have agreed to send Gerald Wallace to the Warriors for David Lee — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2015 Credit to Danny Ainge for getting a player with some value in exchange for Gerald Wallace. As we saw a bit in the Finals vs Cleveland, Lee can still score and rebound. His defense is another story.  Lee is due to make $15 million in the...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors trade David Lee to Celtics for Gerald Wallace

The Golden State Warriors have reportedly found a landing spot for David Lee after promising to trade him following the team’s championship season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the defending champs have sent Lee and his $15.5 million contract for this upcoming season to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace. ESPN sources say that the Celtics have agreed to send Gerald...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics trade Gerald Wallace to Warriors for David Lee

ESPN sources say that the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade for David Lee— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2015 No other components involved in David Lee-Gerald Wallace trade between Golden State and Boston, source says. Straight-up deal.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 7, 2015 Can confirm Lee-to-Boston deal. Wallace will get an honest chance at a ring. Will be productive...
Via Celtics Life
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Boston is eyeing enough cap space for two max contracts next summer

The Boston Celtics didn't sign a star with their loads of cap space, and that's not ideal. But they also didn't sacrifice any of their long-term flexibility.With Gerald Wallace and Evan Turner coming off the books next summer, Boston will have enough cap space to add two max contracts to its roster, a move that would obviously put the Celtics in the driver's seat for the foreseeable...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Five NBA stars making more a minute than LeBron James

​ For as much competition as there is for every NBA roster spot, sometimes it sure does feel like a few choices slip through the decision-making cracks. In the words of Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, there are plenty of NBA veterans who manage to stay in the league perhaps a year or two after their effectiveness left them—resting on the end of the bench and pulling down the...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Celtics might be traded this summer?

Most rumors associated with the Boston Celtics surround the team acquiring talent; bringing in players who can help make them even better than they were last season, whether via the draft or free agency. But there's also the chance Boston makes a trade this summer, and ships a familiar face out to another team. CBS Boston's Brian Robb took a look at a few players on last year's Celtics...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Would Part With First-Round Pick To Trade Gerald Wallace

Gerald Wallace’s veteran leadership is a great thing for the Boston Celtics to have. His contract, however, is not. Wallace is set to make $10.1 million next season in the final year of his deal — far more than the 32-year-old forward is worth at this point in his career. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported Monday, citing sources, that the Celtics would be willing to...
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics expected to be 'aggressive' in free agency, willing to trade first rounder to deal Wallace?

After being swept up by Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games, it's time for Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge to shift his focus to the offseason and what moves need to be made to improve the team for next season and beyond.Whether or not to re-sign Brandon Bass, Jonas Jerebko and Jae Crowder are key decisions he'll have to make very soon. The Celtics have expressed...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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