Earlier today ESPN reported that the Nets and Gerald Wallace have come to terms about the future.
The Brooklyn Nets reached a verbal commitment with swingman Gerald Wallace on a four-year deal worth $40 million, according to sources close to the process.
This is a move that while important could be all for nothing depending on the rest of the moves made by the Nets this summer. If they can find a way to keep current all-world guard Deron Williams with the organization while also luring Dwight Howard (who wants to come anyway) to the Nets organization then this will be an instant Eastern Conference title contender. The problem is that both of the latter mention moves are still up in the air and have a high probability of never coming to pass. If the Nets don’t get either one then the four-year deal that they have just given Crash may be another in a long line of contract problems that the Nets organization has had. He’s not the type of piece that you can build a winning team around, as proved by his time in Charlotte, and they will have a hard time moving him with the new contract as it seems they over paid. Can’t blame that man for getting paid and congrats to him for getting a long-term contract but for the Nets sake they better hope that they complete the rest of the trades that they need in order to build a contender, otherwise it will be a long season in Brooklyn for the new-look Nets.