Gerald Wallace

Vital Info
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Position: Forward
Born: 7/23/1982
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2001 - 1st Round, 25th Overall

Player Type: Athletic 2-way forward
Strengths: Wallace is long and athletic, and this gives him a real edge at the defensive end -- he's effective at stealing the ball, blocking shots, and forcing misses on the help side. He also excels in the transition game, getting out on the break and creating offense in the open court. He loves to attack the basket, and has enough burst and handle to swoop past defenders from the wing and finish at the rim or draw a foul.
Weaknesses: Wallace was forced to be even more of a go-to guy offensively for Charlotte last season, and that caused his efficiency to drop dramatically (his ORtg was 110 while using 22% of possessions in 2007, and it fell to 104 on 24% of possessions in 2008). There are only so many times that you can drive past a defender without him playing off and forcing you to shoot jumpers, and shooting isn't exactly Wallace's biggest strength: he only posted a .354 FG% on 2-point J's last year, hit only 32% of his threes for the second straight campaign, and is a below-average foul shooter (although he's much better now than he was a few years ago).
Favorite shot: Going right to the rim for a thunder dunk.

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