migya wrote:He gives more than overpaid players like Marbury and Webber
This statement is inherantly unfair. Webber and Marbury were all-stars when they signed their contracts, so their money didn't seem unreasonable at the time. Wallace, on the other hand, is gunning for a contract, so he's overachieving (see Eric Dampier 2003-'04 season). If Gerald Wallace gets offered a 4 or 5 year deal, he'll take it (regardless of the figures). The last thing he wants is another 1 or 2 year deal. Those are "prove yourself" contracts. But relating him to Webber and Marbury is not correct. Those two had proven their talent before getting paid, whereas Wallace did not. Nobody could have predicted Webber's health problems or Marbury's lack of motivation.