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.”