The Celtics’ blockbuster deal with the Nets over the summer allowed them to press the reset button on their aging roster but it came with a difficult contract in Gerald Wallace. The veteran’s deal calls for him to earn $20.2MM total in 2014/15 and 2015/16, so a buyout wouldn’t be easy, but Wallace says he wouldn’t want one even if it were presented to him.
“My mom said never complain about the situation you’re in,” Crash told A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. “You can’t control it. It’s nothing I can do about it. I just have to take it in stride and move forward. My focus is on helping these guys become better players, help them build, help them understand what it takes to have a successful career in the NBA.”
Wallace, who has been known throughout his career for his aggressiveness and hustle, is still giving 100% on the floor for the C’s, despite back spasms that have slowed him down considerably. Glen Davis was able to reach a buyout agreement with the Magic and Ben Gordon is close to breaking free with the Bobcats, but Wallace has every intention of sticking it out in Boston.
“That ain’t my thing,” Wallace said when asked about buyouts. “My thing is wherever I’m at, I’m gonna play and make the best of the situation and hopefully something changes or something. If not, I’m satisfied with the situation that I’m in.“