Gerald Wallace’s veteran leadership is a great thing for the Boston Celtics to have. His contract, however, is not.
Wallace is set to make $10.1 million next season in the final year of his dealÂ — far more than the 32-year-old forward is worth at this point in his career.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported Monday, citing sources, that the Celtics would be willing to part with a first-round draft pickÂ if it meant being able to trade Wallace this offseason. Boston could have as many as 10 first-round picks coming its way over the next four drafts.
Wallace playedÂ in just 32 games this season, averaging 8.9 minutes per appearance. He instead served as something of a player-coach andÂ often was seen advising his younger teammates during timeouts.
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