Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  8 responses

Gerald Wallace Doesn’t Like Playing Power Forward

Damn you, Tyrus Thomas. That’s likely the thought racing through Gerald Wallace’s mind. And who can blame him? Banging with those big dudes doesn’t seem like a whole lot of fun. The Charlotte Observer has the details: “I was the one who told Wallace that [Tyrus] Thomas would be out eight weeks. You should have seen the look on Wallace’s face – somewhere between shock and dread as I asked him what he thinks about becoming a quasi-power forward again. Gerald’s response was telling: ‘If he wants me to go some (at 4), fine,’ Wallace said. ‘But as far as labeling me a 4, I’m done with those days.’ Translation: The more Wallace plays power forward, the faster his expiration date arrives. Colliding with someone 6-7 and 230 pounds is very different from colliding with someone 6-10 and 260 pounds.”

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  • MikeC.

    He’d better tighten up his jumper and his handles if he wants to stay away from playing the 4. He’s a classic tweener but his hustle keeps him from getting burned by bigger players.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Bugs me when guys are forced to play positions that they are not… IMO the 4 spot is for bangers, guys u can throw the ball to and they work the post using muscle (Malone, Chuck, Coleman). Crash is more of a slasher.

  • JL

    it’s ok they have diaw. the chubby banger.

  • MikeC.

    Why do awesome posts just not post? Grr. Anyway, I submitted something awesome earlier that has just disappeared into the interwebs. JL, I propose that “The Chubby Banger” is now Diaw’s official nickname.

  • greg

    has he not been paying attention. give em an ultimatum trade for a 4 or i go all hedo turkgolu in toronto on ur asses

  • Clydesays

    Change his nicknamed to ‘Crushed’…

  • flipnoyce

    Does the g.o.a.t wants him to be the next Rodman,naah he’s not scrappy enough. 3 suits him well so let him be.