Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
“It’s hard,” Wallace said. “It’s like starting from scratch zero with this team and trying to figure out what direction they’re headed in and what pieces they’re going to put together. For me, I’ve already been through that situation. I was on an expansion team in Charlotte. I’ve established myself. To have to start all over on a team that’s starting from scratch is very difficult.”
“My thing about that is I don’t ask for trades,” Wallace said. “I don’t like to be traded. You know, once I get a place where I’m comfortable, I just want to know what’s expected of me and what my role is. For a guy that goes out and puts 110 percent of himself into it, you’re giving your all and you just want to know that. This is nothing against coach Brad (Stevens). Everyone has to figure out how we need to play with each other and how we can play together defensively and offensively to get the best out of each other.
“The thing is, the season starts so fast. It’s more like learning on the job. It’s not like college where you have that time to get to work as a team and grow and understand and see your players. In fairness to coach Stevens, he’s having to watch during the season to figure out his rotations and what guys like to do and how they play. I mean, that’s tough because these games actually count.”
I don’t blame Gerald Wallace for his frustration with the situation. Hell, I’m frustrated.
But I do not see the benefit of him expressing his frustration through the media.
We get it. You’re 31 and you don’t want to play on a rebuilding team. You’ve “been there and done that.”
But Danny Ainge doesn’t want you here either. I’m pretty sure he’d ship out the moment a reasonable deal was offered.
Wallace might be less of a squeaky wheel if there was consistency with minutes and rotations.
I’m starting to think Brad Stevens pulls names out of a hat.
Isn’t the point of training camp to assess abilities and rotations? I’m not a fan of the drastic changes from game to game.
Pick a rotation and let the guys play for two weeks. Then adapt.
[I’m expecting the wrath of the Brad Stevens fan club for that comment]
Ah… does any of this really matter?
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