Gerald Wallace Feels ‘Betrayed’ By the Bobcats

Gerald Wallace may now be playing for a better basketball team, but he’s still hurt by the way he was jettisoned from Charlotte. The Observer reports: “Basically, you feel betrayed by somebody you love,’ Wallace said. ‘I totally didn’t see it coming. I’d been there seven long years and then you feel like you’re not wanted anymore. That’s a bad situation to be in, especially for me, who committed so much to the organization. I understand the situation – it’s a business and they’re looking to start all over. They wanted cap room, and I guess I was the logical answer for them trying to get draft picks.’ Wallace is coming off the bench for the Blazers, who have been using him at least as much at power forward as small forward. Wallace said he’s OK with not starting, for now, while he learns coach Nate McMillan’s system, but expects to get into the starting lineup eventually. ‘I told them, I worked so hard to be a starter in this league that I’m looking forward to (getting back to) that,’ Wallace said. ‘At the same time, I know this is an adjustment period and I have to learn all of the plays. I have confidence in myself that once I get the plays down, I’ll be starting.'”