This from Jason Fleming...
Jason Fleming - 02/23/2011 2:56pm EST-
I really don't understand all these trade rumors about Portland and Charlotte forward Gerald Wallace.
They keep coming back, yet when talking to people in and around the Trail Blazers – not Blazers' management – few seem to understand where Wallace would fit. Most people agree he's not an upgrade over Nic Batum, who starts at small forward, and Batum is younger and cheaper. So why take on Wallace?
Also, to match Wallace's $9.5 million contract, Portland would have to send out at least $7.125 million and up to $11.875 million in trade. Who would that be? Starting point guard Andre Miller fits, but that leaves Portland with just Patty Mills at the point. Center Marcus Camby also fits, but leaves Portland even thinner in the middle.
The only way a Portland acquisition for Wallace seems to make sense is if it's setting up some other move. What that could be is still murky.
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