Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Made a Mistake Not Trading for Gerald Wallace

March 14th, 2011 by James Pearson Leave a reply »
Joe Lacob must like the taste of crow.

First he came out and said that real fans are only season ticket holders. Funny, all the Golden State Warrior season ticket holders I know can hardly give their tickets away right now. He quickly backed off that statement. Then came this beauty.

In referring to the deal the Portland Trail Blazers struck to acquire Gerald Wallace, saying that he had a similar deal on the table, Lacob said, “We could’ve gotten Gerald Wallace—he’s not somebody we thought would make us better. I really believe that. He just doesn’t fit for us. He’s good defensive player, rebounder, certain things that do fit, certain things that don’t.”

How could adding Gerald Wallace by trading away Dan Gadzuric and Brandan Wright not make them a better team?

If he meant that Wallace doesn’t fit in because he plays defense, then yes, Gerald Wallace doesn’t fit in with this team.

I said in the past that the Warriors did fine by not doing anything at the trade deadline, but that was before I heard that quote. I didn’t know they could have had Gerald Wallace ...

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