Gerald Wallace to Stay a Net

Well the 13 year veteran Gerald Wallace is going to stay a Net, but with a price.  Brooklyn locked up one the free agents they were targeting this off-season.  Wallace agreed to terms with Brooklyn on Sunday.  He will stay in Brooklyn for the next four years making $40 million.  The deal cannot be finalized until July 11.

If the Nets didn’t wind up signing Wallace, their decision trading the number sixth pick for him in this year’s draft would of been seen as a disaster.  Portland used the Nets draft pick to take Weber State point guard Damian Lillard.  With his limited time with the Nets, Wallace averaged 15.2 points and 6.8 rebounds.  Only time will tell if the Nets made a huge mistake in trading away a high draft pick.

I’m not the biggest fan of Gerald Wallace but I think the Nets had to sign him for a number of reasons.  Wallace is seen to be the safety net if Deron Williams is unsuccessfully resigned.  It would have also been an utter embarrassment if he wasn’t signed because they would of traded the number six pick for 16 games.  Solid signing.  Well done, Billy King.


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