Gerald Wallace probably doesn't want to think about his time with the Nets, let alone talk about it.

Crash is taking his mother's advice and steering clear of that topic even as the Celtics get ready to face his former team.

Wallace had a pretty decent run with the Nets after he was traded to the team from Portland in 2012. In 16 games at the end of the 2011-12 season, Wallace averaged 15.2 ppg and 6.8 rpg in almost 36 minutes per night. The 2012-13 season was quite a different story for Wallace. After he signed a four-year $40 million deal, Wallace averaged 7.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg in 30 minutes per game and was then sent to Boston in a package for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry.

Coaching style, players around him, a big city or simply age catching up with him could all be reasons why Wallace was so ineffective in his only full season with the Nets. It hasn't gotten much better in Boston, with Wallace averaging 4.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg in 24.5 minutes per game so far.

Whatever his issue with Brooklyn was, he's not going to expound on it just yet. Better to let that sleeping dog lie.

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Eric Blaisdell 12/10/2013 02:17:00 PM Edit
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