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WolvesJagsOs
02-24-2011, 04:20 PM
Ken Berger: Source confirms @Adrian Wojnarowski report: Gerald Wallace has been traded to Portland. now

Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter_media.html#ixzz1EuSd0f6s

td0tsfinest
02-24-2011, 04:20 PM
Charlotte's Gerald Wallace has been traded to Portland, a league source tells Y!

http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/40867497544519680


: Portland will send Joel Przybilla and a 2nd round draft pick to Charlotte for Gerald Wallace,

http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/40868895153721344

GoatMilk
02-24-2011, 04:21 PM
Portland will send Joel Przybilla and a 2nd round draft pick to Charlotte for Gerald Wallace, source says.
thats it?!
seriously?

Fmaranesi
02-24-2011, 04:23 PM
Great trade for the Blazers

Savage Sunday
02-24-2011, 04:23 PM
Michael Jordan is the worst GM in the NBA.

This man is just pathetic with the decisions he makes.

You trade an All Star for a backup C and a 2nd round pick. :laugh2:

GeekInThePink
02-24-2011, 04:23 PM
What the ****.

JDM
02-24-2011, 04:24 PM
What the hell? MJ is a dumbass

_Supreme_
02-24-2011, 04:24 PM
Lol, is this serious?? Charlotte just gave Wallace (and their playoff hopes) away.

Absolutely great deal for Portland though :clap:

td0tsfinest
02-24-2011, 04:24 PM
thats it?!
seriously?

I know right. I thought the Bobcats would be getting more for Wallace.

WolvesJagsOs
02-24-2011, 04:24 PM
whoa, Portland powned in this.

HoopsDrive
02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
Good job Jordan.. seriously. Now trade with the Raptors please.

GodsSon
02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
Jordan, I'm shaking my head squarely at you :pity:

gbrl
02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
looks like jordan was holding out for less

29$JerZ
02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
I can't believe Jordan face away my boy Crash for pry z and a 2nd rounde

Terrible

goblazers7
02-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Rape

Slimsim
02-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Rappppppppppppppppppppppe

FLMeth06
02-24-2011, 04:26 PM
MJ :facepalm: I know Pryz is expiring, but still ...

$ NyC $
02-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Can't be true!

Slimsim
02-24-2011, 04:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAKL3Og-zGc

VRP723
02-24-2011, 04:27 PM
No Boom Boom. Nice job Portland!

DerekRE_3
02-24-2011, 04:28 PM
Wow.

goblazers7
02-24-2011, 04:28 PM
Boner police!!! Im excited

king4day
02-24-2011, 04:28 PM
Stunned. You think you've seen an empty arena....just wait boy

mgeise
02-24-2011, 04:28 PM
Crazy deal for Portland. I can't believe another team didn't offer more.

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 04:28 PM
The initial reports MUST be inconclusive. I refuse to believe what I am reading. I mean I know they want to shed cash but that is absolutely ridiculous.

JDM
02-24-2011, 04:28 PM
I'm sick.

Nwsports22
02-24-2011, 04:29 PM
At a loss for words, doubt this deal would even go down on 2K11

$ NyC $
02-24-2011, 04:29 PM
Freaking HORRIBLE trade. Crash is a great player, border-line All-Star, and Pryz...is just Pryz!

NYtilIdie
02-24-2011, 04:30 PM
***kin rape!!!

king4day
02-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Charlotte also getting two future 1sts.

bomber0104
02-24-2011, 04:31 PM
now they are reporting the Cats get 2 first-rounders

valade16
02-24-2011, 04:31 PM
looks like jordan was holding out for less

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

mgeise
02-24-2011, 04:31 PM
Ok, two future first rounders in the deal. That makes a LOT more sense now.

knickerbockerny
02-24-2011, 04:31 PM
Joel Przybilla and a 2nd round draft pick!!!! That's it!!!! Come on son!

gotoHcarolina52
02-24-2011, 04:32 PM
Joel Przybilla and a 2nd round draft pick!!!! That's it!!!! Come on son!

fail

JDM
02-24-2011, 04:32 PM
Ok if we are getting 2 first round picks in return then I'm not as sick.

Slimsim
02-24-2011, 04:32 PM
those 2 first saved the deal form being Completely 1 sided

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 04:32 PM
This is not the entire deal however. The #s don't match. Let's see who else they get. I am guess rubbish.

Bravo95
02-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Great move by the Blazers.

ATL-ALL-DAY
02-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Damn, if that's all it took, I wish my Hawks would have pulled the trigger on a deal so our starting 5 would be

Hinrich
Joe Johnson
Smith/Wallace
Wallace/Smith
Horford

JordansBulls
02-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Why the hell would they do this?

Iron24th
02-24-2011, 04:36 PM
No MJ seriously?????!!!!!!

WizFan3
02-24-2011, 04:36 PM
what a ripoff

alencp3
02-24-2011, 04:37 PM
I like it for Crash he deserves to be on a playoff team, now Portland with healthy Roy and OKC will be scary in the playoffs

KaiserSose
02-24-2011, 04:38 PM
Cunningham + Pryzbilla + 2 1st's

http://twitter.com/%40daldridgetnt

TheDiggler
02-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Epic rape.

AI
02-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Wow great move by Portland, they raped the Bobcats :pity:

Showmeyourtds
02-24-2011, 05:06 PM
MJ is an embarassment to the NBA at this point

Bruno
02-24-2011, 05:27 PM
Great move for Portland. Who is Jordan clearing cap space for?

Now, could you imagine this Portland team healthy?

Miller
Roy
Wallace
Aldridge
Oden

Camby

John Walls Era
02-24-2011, 05:29 PM
There must be a inversely proportional relationship between Player Career and GM Skills. MJ = One of the greatest players, but MJ also = one of the worst decision makers.

John Walls Era
02-24-2011, 05:34 PM
.

DerekRE_3
02-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Other reports are saying 2 1sts not a 2nd

homestarunner93
02-24-2011, 06:04 PM
The Bobcats desperately need to rebuild. They're very close to the luxury tax and are a borderline playoff team at best. Therefore, solid deal.

black1605
02-24-2011, 06:06 PM
Other reports are saying 2 1sts not a 2nd

Yeah, it's two firsts. Still a sad, sad day.

DerekRE_3
02-24-2011, 06:07 PM
Yep, the bobcats just lost their backbone.

Preacher
02-24-2011, 06:11 PM
Ugh. Good for Portland. Got a friend who is thrilled with this news.

yankeesown69
02-24-2011, 06:13 PM
They shoulda just traded stephen too while they were at it.

jiggin
02-24-2011, 06:15 PM
It's priz, Cunningham and 2 first round picks for walllace.

Both priz and cunningham are not under contract next year I think..., so it's basically 2 first round picks for Wallace

shep33
02-24-2011, 06:20 PM
great deal for Portland, very very good. They'll make noise in the playoffs, I'll guarantee that.

ClayMatthews
02-24-2011, 06:20 PM
Like the deal for portland.

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 06:52 PM
Wow great move by Portland, they raped the Bobcats :pity:

Got an expiring and 2 firsts? How is that rape?

bleedprple&gold
02-24-2011, 06:55 PM
Lost Chandler and Felton last year for nothing, and now Wallace. The Bobcats are sinking fast...

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 07:11 PM
Lost Chandler and Felton last year for nothing, and now Wallace. The Bobcats are sinking fast...

How is 2 first round picks nothing? Yes it sucks we lost Crash, but we weren't gonna do anything with him here anyway. It's better to just start rebuilding.

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 07:19 PM
Got an expiring and 2 firsts? How is that rape?

Wait wait wait wait.... hold the phones. Two first which are in all likeliness not going to be first rounders, for the heart soul and backbone of your franchise from the inception. That's not rape? :confused: You guys aren't over the cap and have zero young pieces to build around. This move literally makes zero sense. If you got Batum in return then we'd have a conversation.

Don't tell me you are going to build around DJ Agustin please.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-24-2011, 07:19 PM
wow this qualifies as an anal rape without a lube

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 07:22 PM
Wait wait wait wait.... hold the phones. Two first which are in all likeliness not going to be first rounders, for the heart soul and backbone of your franchise from the inception. That's not rape? :confused: You guys aren't over the cap and have zero young pieces to build around. This move literally makes zero sense. If you got Batum in return then we'd have a conversation.

Don't tell me you are going to build around DJ Agustin please.

So what should we have done? Keep building around a 29 year old player whose entire game revolves around his athleticism? We arn't even in the top 8 teams out East this year. Yea it sucks losing Crash, but the fact is we weren't gonna win with him here, so the best thing to do was trade him and clear up cap space and get some picks. And how the hell are first rounders not first rounders?

black1605
02-24-2011, 07:22 PM
Surprisingly, an ESPN panel declared the Bobcats one of the winners of the day in terms of the future.

To look at it optimistically, this move allows Stephen Jackson to move to the 3, which is a bit more of a natural fit. Gerald Henderson has been playing great since the coaching change, so I think it is a great chance for him to gain experience going forward. We likely have a lottery pick this year, and two additional first round picks.

I love Wallace, he was the last original Bobcat, but I don't think the drop off is going to be as significant as the majority of this board seems to think it will be.

Niro
02-24-2011, 07:30 PM
wow why werent the warriors all over this? they could give them so much more oh boy

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 07:34 PM
So what should we have done? Keep building around a 29 year old player whose entire game revolves around his athleticism? We arn't even in the top 8 teams out East this year. Yea it sucks losing Crash, but the fact is we weren't gonna win with him here, so the best thing to do was trade him and clear up cap space and get some picks. And how the hell are first rounders not first rounders?

Did you see my mention of the name Nic Batum. At least try to get something solid in return. I am not against moving Wallace because in all honesty as you said you guys weren't really going anywhere with him but you guys should have at least made an attempt to get something solid in return.

I honestly don't think that Cap space makes a big difference. You and I both know that top tier FAs aren't going to Charlotte unless they are getting paid A LOT. You guys should not have made such a deal without something solid in return. I know you want to support your team but you have to admit you guys should have gotten more than just cap relief and picks.

Lakeshow86
02-24-2011, 07:37 PM
If thats all it took to get Wallace where were the Lakers? If thats all it took to get wallace im sure the Lakers could have offered more than that. Total rape trade by the Blazers. Even worse than what the Lakers did to get Pau. A old backup center and a 2nd round pick for a all star level player? Mj is officially the worst GM ever. Even worse than Millen in the NFL

kblo247
02-24-2011, 07:39 PM
How is 2 first round picks nothing? Yes it sucks we lost Crash, but we weren't gonna do anything with him here anyway. It's better to just start rebuilding.

MJ is doing the drafting

- Kwame Brown
- Branden Wright
- Adam Morrison
- Sean May

Do you really have to ask why? :laugh2:

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 07:39 PM
Did you see my mention of the name Nic Batum. At least try to get something solid in return. I am not against moving Wallace because in all honesty as you said you guys weren't really going anywhere with him but you guys should have at least made an attempt to get something solid in return.

I honestly don't think that Cap space makes a big difference. You and I both know that top tier FAs aren't going to Charlotte unless they are getting paid A LOT. You guys should not have made such a deal without something solid in return. I know you want to support your team but you have to admit you guys should have gotten more than just cap relief and picks.

Batum would have been great, but that would have probably been a deal breaker for all we know. And i agree Charlotte isn't getting any big name FA's because of the small market, which is why 1st round picks are so important. Only way a team like Charlotte can ever become legit contenders would be through the draft. And those 2 picks we got will help out. Sucks seeing Crash go, i've watched every game of his as a Bobcat, and I gotta say it's great watching a player evolve the way he did in front of your eyes, but at the end of the day this kind of move had to be made.

homestarunner93
02-24-2011, 07:41 PM
Gerald Wallace is:

A 29 year old player who's game is based on athleticism, meaning he's going to start declining fairly soon, if he hasn't already.

Posting his worst PER since 04-05.

Posting his worst TS% since 04-05.

Posting his worst eFG% since 04-05.

Posting his worst TRB% since 07-08.

Posting his worst STL% in his career.

Posting his worst ORTG since 07-08.

Posting his worst DRTG since 07-08.

Posting his worst WS/48 since 07-08.


omgwatarape

KmB728
02-24-2011, 07:42 PM
Really like this for Portland

homestarunner93
02-24-2011, 07:43 PM
MJ is doing the drafting

- Kwame Brown
- Branden Wright
- Adam Morrison
- Sean May

Do you really have to ask why? :laugh2:

Wright was drafted for Golden State, May was not drafted by Jordan.

Oh, the ignorance!

NBA_Starter
02-24-2011, 07:44 PM
At least we got 2 1st rounders, not really high ones but it can be okay if we scout well for once.

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 07:45 PM
MJ is doing the drafting

- Kwame Brown
- Branden Wright
- Adam Morrison
- Sean May

Do you really have to ask why? :laugh2:

Kwame Brown was the consensus number 1 pick that year, every team that would have had the 1st pick in that draft would have picked Kwame 1st. Branden Wright was traded that same day to the Warriors for J-Rich, so we were picking for the Warriors with that pick. Morrison..... yea thats inexcusable. May was a beast in college, and had he but the effort in would have been a solid PF in the league. But once he got drafted he got lazy and out of shape quick.

NBA_Starter
02-24-2011, 07:47 PM
Kwame Brown was the consensus number 1 pick that year, every team that would have had the 1st pick in that draft would have picked Kwame 1st. Branden Wright was traded that same day to the Warriors for J-Rich, so we were picking for the Warriors with that pick. Morrison..... yea thats inexcusable. May was a beast in college, and had he but the effort in would have been a solid PF in the league. But once he got drafted he got lazy and out of shape quick.

No doubt we've had a rough drafting history but that D.J. Augustin fella has turned out pretty well as well as Gerald Henderson coming into his own this year to allow this trade.

black1605
02-24-2011, 07:48 PM
Did you see my mention of the name Nic Batum. At least try to get something solid in return. I am not against moving Wallace because in all honesty as you said you guys weren't really going anywhere with him but you guys should have at least made an attempt to get something solid in return.

I honestly don't think that Cap space makes a big difference. You and I both know that top tier FAs aren't going to Charlotte unless they are getting paid A LOT. You guys should not have made such a deal without something solid in return. I know you want to support your team but you have to admit you guys should have gotten more than just cap relief and picks.

They were pushing hard for Batum, Portland wouldn't budge.

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 07:51 PM
No doubt we've had a rough drafting history but that D.J. Augustin fella has turned out pretty well as well as Gerald Henderson coming into his own this year to allow this trade.

DJ has been playing some good ball since Silas took over, a couple of bad games every now and then, but thats expected for a young guard. Henderson has been balling these last few weeks, really excited he's going to be getting more minutes now.

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 07:54 PM
They were pushing hard for Batum, Portland wouldn't budge.

Then no deal! I was following up on it. Involve a 3rd team get something or no deal. It doesn't make sense. When the Grizz traded Pau (I am not comparing the players just comparing the circumstances) they at least got the rights to his brother someone who most thought would be a solid contributor in the NBA.

You guys should have pushed for more, look to another team or involve a third team in this deal. Portland made a steal.

black1605
02-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Then no deal! I was following up on it. Involve a 3rd team get something or no deal. It doesn't make sense. When the Grizz traded Pau (I am not comparing the players just comparing the circumstances) they at least got the rights to his brother someone who most thought would be a solid contributor in the NBA.

You guys should have pushed for more, look to another team or involve a third team in this deal. Portland made a steal.

I would imagine that maybe a second first rounder was added in place of Batum. Is it a great deal? No, but let's wait and see what Henderson can do as a starter before we call this a "rape", as everyone has put it.

theducksmuggler
02-24-2011, 07:57 PM
wouldnt call this rape at all its yes the blazers wone but not rape, the blazers now have miller,matthews,wallace,aldridge,camby, batum, hurt brandon roy, thats a squad that make some noise

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 07:59 PM
The reason why this trade is being viewed as such a bad one for the Cats is the fact that they were unable to get any proven commodities (or at least high ceiling type prospect) for the most valuable player on their team (despite the fact he's having a down year he's still their most valuable asset on the trade market).

Gators123
02-24-2011, 08:02 PM
That was a BAD trade.

koreancabbage
02-24-2011, 08:05 PM
we could've given you Bargnani for Crash.... omg

or even Weems plus Miami's first rounder for Crash.... wow just wow.

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 08:06 PM
we could've given you Bargnani for Crash.... omg

or even Weems plus Miami's first rounder for Crash.... wow just wow.

:eyebrow:

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 08:09 PM
I would imagine that maybe a second first rounder was added in place of Batum. Is it a great deal? No, but let's wait and see what Henderson can do as a starter before we call this a "rape", as everyone has put it.

While I do agree on the fact that its good for Henderson that in itself is not going to please the masses. As of right now there is no doubt that this is a rape.

Give it time and we'll see. I still think you guys could have found a better suitor.

koreancabbage
02-24-2011, 08:10 PM
:eyebrow:

well its true. Crash >>>>>>> Bargnani

i'm sure 99% of this forum would pick Crash over Bargnani anyday

and the fact that they got a backup center and a 2nd rounder, they just made Bargnani's value much higher. we probably could have gotten Augustine and Crash for Weems and Bargnani.

jiggin
02-24-2011, 08:11 PM
So just FYI it's pryz, Cunningham and Sean marks, all on expiring contracts. Pryz could be bought Out as he has thought about retirement. The trade also includes 2 first round picks.

Pretty good trade for now and next year for the blazers. Awesome triangular defense if they can get batum, campy and Wallace all in the same rotation.

Unfortunately, NBA officiating does not allow defense to win out in a game.

If they get a little of roys shooting off the bench, oden is able to make even a small impact next year and Elliot Williams shows why he was drafted in the first round...the blazers could be interesting next year.

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 08:12 PM
:eyebrow:

That would not be so horrible. I mean he could take up the vacant spot left at SF :laugh:. But in all honesty that would have been an intriguing move.

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 08:13 PM
well its true. Crash >>>>>>> Bargnani

i'm sure 99% of this forum would pick Crash over Bargnani anyday

and the fact that they got a backup center and a 2nd rounder, they just made Bargnani's value much higher. we probably could have gotten Augustine and Crash for Weems and Bargnani.

I highly doubt Toronto's front office would trade Bargs for Crash.

bigsams50
02-24-2011, 08:15 PM
That would not be so horrible. I mean he could take up the vacant spot left at SF :laugh:. But in all honesty that would have been an intriguing move.

I don't see Toronto trading Bargs for Crash.

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 08:15 PM
So just FYI it's pryz, Cunningham and Sean marks, all on expiring contracts. Pryz could be bought Out as he has thought about retirement. The trade also includes 2 first round picks.

Pretty good trade for now and next year for the blazers. Awesome triangular defense if they can get batum, campy and Wallace all in the same rotation.

Unfortunately, NBA officiating does not allow defense to win out in a game.

If they get a little of roys shooting off the bench, oden is able to make even a small impact next year and Elliot Williams shows why he was drafted in the first round...the blazers could be interesting next year.

Sean Marks is included as well. :speechless:

Charlotte Bobcats the 2011 NBA Champions right there.

Seriously though why would the Blazers give up virtually ALL their remaining/healthy reserve bigs for a wing player (not your average wing but still a wing). I know its still a steal but you'd think given their recent injury history that they'd at least keep one of their bigger players.

what54!?
02-24-2011, 08:16 PM
Thats it Mj

valade16
02-24-2011, 08:18 PM
I'm a blazer fan and I think this trade was good for both teams. Maybe the bobcats could've gotten more for crash but the trade in and of itself means they thought it was the best one, so saying they for sure could've gotten a better deal is speculation.

They cleared a spot for their promising young player to play more minutes (henderson), got a big expiring contract freeing up cap space, and 2 1st rounders.

People will say they aren't very good but they are underrated for 2 reasons. 1 is this draft class is considered very weak so the draft probably won't come down to who has the highest pick and takes the biggest name, but rather who does a good job scouting and finds the player that fits their team.

The 2nd reason the picks were good is the 2nd 1st rounder is in 2013 so the draft will hopefully be stronger then...

To rebuild you can't throw a new house on the old foundation, you need to clear the space and build a totally new foundation, and that's what they're doing

JDM
02-24-2011, 08:19 PM
We didn't get a 2nd rounder. We got 2 firsts.

As far as this trade goes, the simple matter of the fact is that we were not going anywhere this season and having a mediocre season would result in us just having a mid round draft pick. Could we have gotten something better? I don't know, neither of us know, unless one of us is secretly a front office person. We needed to break this team down and start over through the draft. As much as I hate to see Wallace go, it was necessary for us to start over.

Tblaze
02-24-2011, 08:39 PM
Sean Marks is included as well. :speechless:

Charlotte Bobcats the 2011 NBA Champions right there.

Seriously though why would the Blazers give up virtually ALL their remaining/healthy reserve bigs for a wing player (not your average wing but still a wing). I know its still a steal but you'd think given their recent injury history that they'd at least keep one of their bigger players.

well it's a new way to attack the injury plague... If you don't have bigs, you don't have bigs who can get injured too... we will not have 3 bigs going out at the same time anymore!!!!!

Sly Guy
02-24-2011, 08:45 PM
MJ needs to lay off the sauce.

superkegger
02-24-2011, 08:46 PM
I don't think its such a bad move for Charlotte. 2 first rounders is nothing to sneeze at, and they vastly improve their cap situation going forward.

And while I know everyone loves Gerald Wallace, with the way he plays, and the injuries he's already had, how much longer can he play at a high level. Either he's just having an off year, or we're already seeing him decline.

Besides, where exactly are the bobcats going with this roster as it is? They need picks and they need to stop bleeding money.

small3
02-24-2011, 08:51 PM
Jordan raped Portland.
Houston raped everyone.

jiggin
02-24-2011, 09:25 PM
more info on this...:


The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired forward Gerald Wallace from the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for center Joel Przybilla, forward Dante Cunningham, forward/center Sean Marks, a 2011 conditional first round pick acquired from New Orleans and a conditional 2013 first round pick, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho.

So Portland gave up a 1st for the next draft they got in the Bayless trade with NO, then gave up 3 expiring contract players and a 2013 conditional 1st rounder. They got an All-Star defender under contract through next year.

Not bad.

drobe86
02-24-2011, 09:35 PM
terrible trade but the Bobcats just want to start over. Gerald Wallace is fantastic however... The blazers will be much improved

GeekInThePink
02-24-2011, 09:43 PM
Toronto would not trade Bargnani for crash, that would be stupid.

black1605
02-24-2011, 09:45 PM
Bobcats waiving five:


mikecranston1 Mike Cranston
Looks like the #Bobcats will be waiving McGuire, Collins, Brown, Peteron and Marks. Picks are NO's 1st this year and POR's 1st in 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/mikecranston1

They only have to waive three, so I guess this means a couple of free agents are on the way.

lavell12
02-24-2011, 10:36 PM
The real question is why didn't anyone else come up with a better deal for Wallace?

bom tenson
02-24-2011, 11:01 PM
roy, wallace, aldgide. a poor mans big 3. but when there alll healthy, they cld be good.

black1605
02-24-2011, 11:05 PM
Word is Wallace was pretty upset to learn he had been traded. Class act, Portland is getting a great player.

LAOwnsAll15
02-24-2011, 11:14 PM
WOW that's unbelievably low for an all-star guard. If you're going to rebuild with your own style, why not make sure you get a 1st rounder instead of a low 2nd?

MJ is really showing he doesnt have the brains to run a team.

Swashcuff
02-24-2011, 11:18 PM
WOW that's unbelievably low for an all-star guard. If you're going to rebuild with your own style, why not make sure you get a 1st rounder instead of a low 2nd?

MJ is really showing he doesnt have the brains to run a team.

Firstly Gerald Wallace is not was not and never will be mistaken for an All Star Guard. Secondly its 2 1st round picks and 3 expiring contracts (one of which has already been bought out).

The more I think about it the more this deal starts to even out and make a little sense and not that much of a rape its a wait and see however. They should have at least gotten a proven or good potential upside young player in return imo.

black1605
02-24-2011, 11:34 PM
Firstly Gerald Wallace is not was not and never will be mistaken for an All Star Guard. Secondly its 2 1st round picks and 3 expiring contracts (one of which has already been bought out).

The more I think about it the more this deal starts to even out and make a little sense and not that much of a rape its a wait and see however. They should have at least gotten a proven or good potential upside young player in return imo.

From what I have read, the Blazers were hesitant to give up one first, much less two. If the Bobcats were determined to move Wallace, then they got as good of a deal as they could have. Cunningham has some upside, and as for the picks, we get New Orleans' pick this year, top 7 protected, and they certainly aren't a lock for the playoffs in the west. I'm not sure what the conditions of the 2013 Blazer's pick is, but a lot can change between then and now. We have some cap space, we have a few young players, and we have some picks. It may not be an ideal situation, but it could be a lot worse.

LAOwnsAll15
02-24-2011, 11:52 PM
Well when i posted, i only read the first 3 pages, which said it was going to be Pryz and a 2nd.

Getting 2 first rounders for G.Wall is a hell of a deal for a middle of the pack all-star. He's not dominant at all, and got all his point by default? Good deal for MJ to start installing his plan.

Red Hot Rolllin
02-25-2011, 12:03 AM
Its good to hear all the Bobcats fans giving Wallace props. I for one can't wait to see him join our squad. A power three is perfect compliment for Camby and LMA to line up with. We haven't had a 3 net 8 boards a night since Kersey. We need defensive toughness and even though LMA has made HUGE strides to getting into the paint and defensive rebounding, adding Wallace at the 3 to battle has me so stoked for the rest of season.

Batum and Mathews loose minutes with Wallace addition and Roy coming back but I have a feeling Wallace will see a lot of time at the 4 with LMA playing center.

Blazers started Cunningham at center for most of the year haha

Jordan had to make a move hopefully the two first rounders will hit, and Cunningham plays smart and hard.

Bring on the second half!

black1605
02-25-2011, 12:05 AM
Its good to hear all the Bobcats fans giving Wallace props. I for one can't wait to see him join our squad. A power three is perfect compliment for Camby and LMA to line up with. We haven't had a 3 net 8 boards a night since Kersey. We need defensive toughness and even though LMA has made HUGE strides to getting into the paint and defensive rebounding, adding Wallace at the 3 to battle has me so stoked for the rest of season.

Batum and Mathews loose minutes with Wallace addition and Roy coming back but I have a feeling Wallace will see a lot of time at the 4 with LMA playing center.

Blazers started Cunningham at center for most of the year haha

Jordan had to make a move hopefully the two first rounders will hit, and Cunningham plays smart and hard.

Bring on the second half!

Solid post.

Bottom line, the deal works for what he Blazers are trying to do, and it works for what the Bobcats are trying to do.

DerekRE_3
02-25-2011, 02:05 AM
Blazer fans are going to love this guy. He gives everything he has every possession, on offense and defense. He's a good locker room guy as well. He's been the backbone of the Bobcats for years and is beloved by fans. Every player should play with the heart that Wallace does.