migya wrote:facue420 wrote:"Gerald Wallace will opt out of his deal with the Nets and become a free agent."
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/ ... ree-agent/
we should draft a pure center so he can learn behind bogut and lee, and sign Gerald Wallace for defensive set up. just my imo, get the best center outta this yrs draft! big men are hard to find.
Signing GWallace would be the best thing to me, as long as there is salary space for him (which as things are right now, there isn't) and he doesn't want more than 8 million a year for no more than three years. A trade getting rid of DWright for future picks would maybe open up enough salary space to sign GWallace, but that'd have to be done first and early in the offseason to have a good chance of landing him. That would then definately allow for the drafting of the best big available, so that's a very good, though difficult to do and time, direction.
GWallace is a serious defender and that is what makes him so valuable to me. If he was added to the roster right now, that could be championship caliber right there. Blazers didn't have as much talent when they had GWallace, even when Roy and Oden were healthy.
I think Wallace is a pretty do it all kind of player and good wing defender. He is a gamble because he is injury prone and Wallace is searching for a multi year deal. Wallace alone wouldn't make this a championship caliber team, but he can be part of championship piece if more pieces quality impact piece like Wallace are added to this roster. Also a clean bill of health through out the season for Curry and Bogut.