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Gerald Wallace

32-Year-Old    PF,SF    Boston Celtics

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

5.1

REB

3.7

AST

2.5

STL

1.3

BLK

0.2

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Wallace appeared to be an odd fit when the rebuilding Celtics acquired him prior to last season. They were certainly motivated by the first-round draft picks that came along with Wallace's contract (three years, $10.1 million per), but what his exact role would be was unclea...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2014
HT: 6' 7"   WT: 205 lbs   DOB: 7/23/1982  College: Alabama
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #25 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Nets in July of 2012. Traded to the Celtics in July of 2013.

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Gerald Wallace NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 70 30.7 11.1 5.5 2.0 1.7 1.3 0.2 44.9 66.1 2.3 1.7 3.8 0.9 27.4 4.1 9.1 2.7 4.1
2005-06 22 55 34.5 15.2 7.5 1.7 2.5 2.1 0.3 53.8 61.4 1.8 2.2 5.3 0.9 28.0 5.8 10.7 3.4 5.6
2006-07 23 72 36.7 18.1 7.2 2.6 2.0 1.0 0.5 50.2 69.1 2.2 2.0 5.2 1.7 32.5 6.6 13.2 4.3 6.2
2007-08 24 62 38.3 19.4 6.0 3.5 2.1 0.9 1.1 44.9 73.1 2.9 0.9 5.1 3.6 32.1 6.6 14.6 5.0 6.9
2008-09 25 71 37.6 16.6 7.8 2.7 1.7 0.9 0.5 48.0 80.4 2.1 1.6 6.2 1.8 29.8 5.5 11.4 5.1 6.4
2009-10 26 76 41.0 18.2 10.0 2.1 1.5 1.1 0.7 48.4 77.6 2.3 2.0 8.1 1.8 37.1 6.0 12.4 5.6 7.2
2010-11 27 CHA 48 39.0 15.6 8.2 2.4 1.2 1.0 0.7 43.3 73.9 2.1 1.5 6.7 2.2 33.0 5.3 12.1 4.4 5.9
2010-11 27 POR 23 35.7 15.8 7.6 2.5 2.0 0.7 1.2 49.8 76.7 2.3 1.7 5.9 3.5 33.8 5.8 11.7 3.0 3.9
2010-11 27 CHA/POR 71 37.9 15.7 8.0 2.4 1.5 0.9 0.9 45.4 74.6 2.1 1.6 6.5 2.6 33.3 5.4 12.0 3.9 5.3
2011-12 28 NJ 16 35.8 15.2 6.8 3.1 1.4 0.7 1.3 41.6 85.9 1.7 1.5 5.3 3.3 38.5 5.3 12.6 3.4 4.0
2011-12 28 POR 42 35.8 13.3 6.6 2.7 1.5 0.6 0.6 47.2 77.6 2.0 1.5 5.1 2.3 26.5 4.8 10.2 3.0 3.8
2011-12 28 NJ/POR 58 35.8 13.8 6.7 2.8 1.5 0.6 0.8 45.4 80.0 1.9 1.5 5.2 2.6 30.7 4.9 10.9 3.1 3.9
2012-13 29 BKN 69 30.1 7.7 4.6 2.6 1.4 0.7 0.7 39.7 63.7 1.6 1.0 3.6 2.4 28.2 2.6 6.6 1.8 2.8
2013-14 30 BOS 58 24.4 5.1 3.7 2.5 1.3 0.2 0.3 50.4 46.5 1.7 0.6 3.0 1.1 29.7 2.0 4.0 0.8 1.7
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Gerald Wallace – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Small Forward

1.  Jared Sullinger

2.  Brandon Bass

3.  Gerald Wallace

4.  Kelly Olynyk

5.  Jeff Green

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True Shooting Percentage

54.3%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Gerald Wallace had a true shooting percentage of 54.3%.

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Gerald Wallace NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 70 36.0 13.1 6.5 2.3 2.0 1.5 0.3 44.9 66.1 2.7 2.0 4.5 1.0 27.4 4.8 10.7 3.2 4.8
2005-06 22 55 36.0 15.9 7.8 1.8 2.6 2.2 0.3 53.8 61.4 1.9 2.3 5.5 0.9 28.0 6.0 11.2 3.6 5.8
2006-07 23 72 36.0 17.8 7.1 2.5 2.0 0.9 0.5 50.2 69.1 2.2 1.9 5.1 1.6 32.5 6.5 13.0 4.2 6.1
2007-08 24 62 36.0 18.2 5.7 3.3 2.0 0.9 1.1 44.9 73.1 2.7 0.9 4.8 3.3 32.1 6.2 13.8 4.7 6.5
2008-09 25 71 36.0 15.9 7.5 2.5 1.6 0.9 0.5 48.0 80.4 2.0 1.5 5.9 1.8 29.8 5.2 10.9 4.9 6.1
2009-10 26 76 36.0 16.0 8.8 1.9 1.4 1.0 0.6 48.4 77.6 2.1 1.7 7.1 1.6 37.1 5.3 10.9 4.9 6.3
2010-11 27 CHA 48 36.0 14.4 7.6 2.2 1.1 0.9 0.7 43.3 73.9 1.9 1.4 6.2 2.0 33.0 4.8 11.2 4.0 5.5
2010-11 27 POR 23 36.0 16.0 7.7 2.5 2.0 0.7 1.2 49.8 76.7 2.3 1.7 6.0 3.5 33.8 5.9 11.8 3.0 3.9
2010-11 27 CHA/POR 71 36.0 14.9 7.6 2.3 1.4 0.8 0.8 45.4 74.6 2.0 1.5 6.1 2.5 33.3 5.2 11.4 3.7 5.0
2011-12 28 NJ 16 36.0 15.3 6.8 3.1 1.4 0.7 1.3 41.6 85.9 1.7 1.5 5.3 3.3 38.5 5.3 12.7 3.5 4.0
2011-12 28 POR 42 36.0 13.3 6.6 2.8 1.5 0.6 0.6 47.2 77.6 2.0 1.5 5.1 2.3 26.5 4.9 10.3 3.0 3.9
2011-12 28 NJ/POR 58 36.0 13.9 6.7 2.8 1.5 0.6 0.8 45.4 80.0 1.9 1.5 5.2 2.6 30.7 5.0 11.0 3.1 3.9
2012-13 29 BKN 69 36.0 9.2 5.5 3.1 1.7 0.8 0.8 39.7 63.7 1.9 1.2 4.3 2.8 28.2 3.2 7.9 2.1 3.3
2013-14 30 BOS 58 36.0 7.6 5.4 3.6 1.9 0.4 0.5 50.4 46.5 2.5 0.9 4.5 1.6 29.7 2.9 5.8 1.2 2.6
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Gerald Wallace NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 70 2147 780 386 137 117 91 17 44.9 66.1 159 118 268 62 27.4 286 637 191 289
2005-06 22 55 1895 836 412 96 138 115 14 53.8 61.4 99 123 289 50 28.0 317 589 188 306
2006-07 23 72 2640 1304 518 185 144 69 39 50.2 69.1 160 142 376 120 32.5 478 952 309 447
2007-08 24 62 2376 1200 373 216 131 58 71 44.9 73.1 180 58 315 221 32.1 408 908 313 428
2008-09 25 71 2670 1182 553 189 121 67 39 48.0 80.4 148 112 441 131 29.8 389 811 365 454
2009-10 26 76 3118 1386 762 161 117 83 52 48.4 77.6 178 150 612 140 37.1 456 943 422 544
2010-11 27 CHA 48 1872 749 394 116 59 48 35 43.3 73.9 100 72 322 106 33.0 252 582 210 284
2010-11 27 POR 23 821 364 175 57 46 15 27 49.8 76.7 52 39 136 80 33.8 134 269 69 90
2010-11 27 CHA/POR 71 2693 1113 569 173 105 63 62 45.4 74.6 152 111 458 186 33.3 386 851 279 374
2011-12 28 NJ 16 573 243 109 49 23 11 20 41.6 85.9 27 24 85 52 38.5 84 202 55 64
2011-12 28 POR 42 1503 557 277 115 62 25 26 47.2 77.6 84 63 214 98 26.5 203 430 125 161
2011-12 28 NJ/POR 58 2076 800 386 164 85 36 46 45.4 80.0 111 87 299 150 30.7 287 632 180 225
2012-13 29 BKN 69 2076 531 319 181 97 46 46 39.7 63.7 110 69 250 163 28.2 182 458 121 190
2013-14 30 BOS 58 1416 298 212 143 73 14 19 50.4 46.5 97 36 176 64 29.7 116 230 47 101
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Gerald Wallace NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 21 70 30.7 51.0 46.2 12.9 15.0 0.9 12.9
2005-06 22 55 34.5 57.8 55.0 10.5 10.8 1.0 20.1
2006-07 23 72 36.7 56.8 52.3 12.4 10.7 1.2 20.1
2007-08 24 62 38.3 54.7 48.8 14.5 12.1 1.2 19.1
2008-09 25 71 37.6 58.5 50.4 14.0 11.0 1.3 20.5
2009-10 26 76 41.0 58.6 51.1 10.6 11.7 0.9 22.7
2010-11 27 CHA 48 39.0 53.0 46.3 12.6 10.8 1.2 18.0
2010-11 27 POR 23 35.7 59.0 54.8 13.6 12.5 1.1 19.5
2010-11 27 CHA/POR 71 37.9 54.8 49.0 12.9 11.3 1.1 18.5
2011-12 28 NJ 16 35.8 52.8 46.5 16.0 8.8 1.8 17.6
2011-12 28 POR 42 35.8 55.6 50.2 16.4 12.0 1.4 16.4
2011-12 28 NJ/POR 58 35.8 54.7 49.1 16.3 11.0 1.5 16.7
2012-13 29 BKN 69 30.1 49.0 44.8 21.7 13.2 1.6 10.4
2013-14 30 BOS 58 24.4 54.3 54.6 27.8 18.9 1.5 8.2
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Gerald Wallace 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 WAS                                
Apr 14 at PHI                                
Apr 12 at CLE                                
Apr 11 CHA                                
Apr 9 at ATL                                
Apr 5 at DET                                
Apr 4 PHI                                
Apr 2 at WAS                                
Mar 31 at CHI                                
Mar 30 CHI                                
Mar 28 at TOR                                
Mar 26 TOR                                
Mar 21 at BKN                                
Mar 19 MIA                                
Mar 17 at DAL                                
Mar 16 at NOP                                
Mar 14 PHO                                
Mar 12 NYK                                
Mar 11 at IND                                
Mar 9 DET                                
Mar 7 BKN                                
Mar 5 GSW                                
Mar 1 IND                                
Feb 26 ATL 33 12 10 4 0 0 2 4 8 4 5 0 0 3 7 3
Feb 24 at UTA 30 4 2 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
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Feb 22 at SAC 27 8 3 2 1 0 1 3 7 1 2 1 1 1 2 2
Feb 21 at LAL 37 12 7 3 3 0 3 5 12 2 4 0 3 0 7 0
Feb 19 at PHO 34 9 3 2 4 1 2 3 5 3 4 0 1 1 2 4
Feb 12 SAS 29 6 1 1 1 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Feb 10 at MIL 28 8 3 4 3 0 2 3 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
Feb 9 DAL 15 4 3 1 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Feb 7 SAC 40 8 12 9 2 1 1 4 8 0 2 0 0 3 9 3
Feb 5 at PHI 21 4 3 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 0
Feb 2 ORL                                
Jan 29 PHI 34 1 8 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 6 1
Jan 28 at NYK 23 5 3 2 0 1 3 2 7 1 2 0 3 1 2 1
Jan 26 BKN 41 12 5 2 1 0 1 4 8 2 2 2 4 0 5 2
Jan 24 OKC 29 13 2 3 3 0 5 4 6 4 6 1 3 0 2 1
Jan 22 at WAS 40 9 6 9 4 1 2 2 4 5 6 0 1 1 5 2
Jan 21 at MIA 27 8 2 2 0 0 2 3 9 1 1 1 4 0 2 1
Jan 19 at ORL 19 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Jan 17 LAL 25 14 4 5 3 2 1 6 8 2 3 0 1 0 4 2
Jan 15 TOR 23 7 6 1 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 5 0
Jan 13 HOU 20 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Jan 11 at POR 15 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Jan 10 at GSW 20 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0
Jan 8 at LAC 20 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Jan 7 at DEN 24 4 4 2 1 0 0 2 4 0 4 0 0 1 3 0
Jan 5 at OKC 23 1 3 3 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 2 1 2 2
Jan 3 NOP 18 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
Jan 2 at CHI 18 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Dec 31 ATL 22 6 2 4 1 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Dec 28 CLE 9 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 1
Dec 22 at IND 15 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 5 0
Dec 21 WAS 18 6 2 2 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 18 DET 21 4 3 4 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Dec 16 MIN 17 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 1 2 0 2 0
Dec 13 NYK 20 7 6 2 1 0 1 3 6 1 2 0 2 1 5 1
Dec 11 LAC 18 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Dec 10 at BKN 23 2 6 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 2
Dec 8 at NYK 21 0 3 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 3
Dec 6 DEN 25 2 3 4 2 0 1 1 4 0 2 0 2 1 2 1
Dec 3 MIL 22 6 4 4 2 0 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 1 3 2
Nov 30 at MIL 25 0 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Nov 29 CLE 15 1 1 3 1 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 27 MEM 23 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 1
Nov 25 at CHA 36 17 4 3 2 1 1 6 10 4 7 1 2 1 3 3
Nov 23 at ATL 19 5 0 3 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 2
Nov 22 IND 22 2 4 0 1 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Nov 20 at SAS 15 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 19 at HOU 11 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 16 at MIN 17 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Nov 15 POR 26 7 1 2 4 0 2 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 2
Nov 13 CHA 32 10 8 2 2 0 2 4 7 0 0 2 3 2 6 1
Nov 11 ORL 19 1 2 5 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
Nov 9 at MIA 31 6 6 7 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Nov 8 at ORL 20 2 6 3 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 6 5
Nov 6 UTA 23 9 9 3 1 0 3 3 5 1 4 2 2 0 9 2
Nov 4 at MEM 28 0 3 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Nov 3 at DET 36 5 1 2 4 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 2
Nov 1 MIL 36 14 6 4 1 0 4 5 9 2 7 2 5 0 6 2
Oct 30 at TOR 40 3 3 2 4 0 5 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 2

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Gerald Wallace: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wallace (knee) began the rehabbing process and has yet to experience any pain, the Celtics' Official Site reports.

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Wallace underwent successful surgeries on both his left knee and ankle, the Celtics' official Twitter account reports.

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Wallace will be out for the remainder of this season after an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his knee, the Celtics' official Twitter account reports.

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Wallace will get the start at the two Monday against the Bucks, Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

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Wallace provided eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 FT), 12 rebounds, and a season-high nine assists in 40 minutes during the win over the Kings on Friday.

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Wallace (personal) was available to play in Sunday's game, but coach Brad Stevens ultimately left the veteran on the bench during the win against the Magic.

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Wallace (personal) is expected to play Sunday versus the Magic, CSN New England reports.

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Wallace (personal) remains a game-time call Sunday in Boston, CSN New England reports.

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Wallace (personal) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game, Comcast SportsNet reports.

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Wallace will start at small forward Wednesday at Washington, the Boston Globe reports.

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Wallace scored six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 FT) with two rebounds, four assists, and a steal in 22 minutes Wednesday.

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Wallace was held out of the second half of Saturday's game against the Cavs after taking a hit to the nose, WEEI.com reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Wallace is coming off an incredibly disappointing season in his lone full-year with the Nets. He averaged 7.7 points (40 percent from the field, 64 percent from the line), 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks in 30 minutes per game in what was arguably his worst performance of his past eleven seasons. It's possible that being on a team with clear first, second and third offensive options ahead of him may have stunted his fantasy potential last season, as his minutes did not take too much of a dip for his lack of production to be justified. Now on the Celtics, Wallace has a chance for a fresh start with his new team. While he may come off the bench, Wallace's veteran influence on the rather young Celtics core could make him a vital cog in the rotation. As far as fantasy value goes, Wallace will remain a wild card for next season. His ability to produce in all categories is invaluable. However, whether or not he has enough gas remaining in the tank is yet to be seen. The veteran will head into his thirteenth season with 31 years of age. Hopefully his conditioning will allow him to remain healthy throughout the entire season.

2012-13

Wallace was able to maintain strong fantasy numbers last season, despite playing on an underachieving Blazers team for half the season and then being traded to the lowly Nets. He averaged 15.2 points and 1.3 three-pointers in 16 games with the Nets last season, and while the acquisition of Joe Johnson should take some of his scoring chances away, he should be revitalized to once again be on a team with playoff aspirations. Wallace is one of many small forwards who specialize in contributing across the board, and playing a full season with a point guard like Deron Williams can only help his shooting percentages. Wallace, Andre Iguodala, and LeBron James are the only three players that have averaged at least 1.2 steals per game in every season since 2004-05. As he enters his 12th NBA season, Wallace should still have enough in the tank to once again hover right around the top-10 fantasy players at his position.

2011-12

After a deadline deal sent him to Portland, Wallace averaged 15.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 three-pointers, 2.0 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 2.3 turnovers over 23 games. Those numbers might be a little misleading, however as he was forced to play out of position at power forward due to the team’s rash of injuries. Likely to be re-installed at his usual small forward spot, Wallace should thrive this year, especially after receiving more license from coach Nate McMillan to shoot threes. Wallace has always been an excellent source of blocks and steals and could join players like Kevin Durant and Rudy Gay in the rarefied one-three, one-steal, one-block per game club. The one consistent worry when drafting Wallace is his inability to stay healthy. He’s averaged 73 games played the last three seasons, and his nickname is “Crash.” Moving back to the small forward position should help him, but he’s still an above-average injury risk.

2010-11

Wallace is a fascinating basketball player, and a look at his year-by-year stats tells an equally fascinating story. Really, there are three stages to his career. First, starting with the 2001-02 season, there are his first three years in the league, all with Sacramento. During this time, Wallace never averaged more than 12 minutes per game, never shot better than 53 percent from the free-throw line, never took more than seven three-pointers in one season. Then, starting with his move to Charlotte in 2004-05 – and proceeding for the next four years –- he got his chance to start. This is the Wallace with whom many of us are familiar. He still couldn't shoot, recording free throw percentages that topped out in the low-70s, but he was a physical presence who averaged more than 2.0 steals and, in 2005-06, 2.0 blocks per game. But Wallace's game has actually matured even since then – and in unexpected ways. Over the most recent two seasons, not only has the Bobcat seen dramatic improvements in his three-point and free-throw percentages (37.1 and 77.6, respectively last season), but he's also posted his two most prolific rebounding seasons, at 7.8 and 10.0 per game, respectively. That latter number is eye-raising, and fantasy owners will wonder if it's a fluke or if it represents Wallace's true talent. The answer, as usual, is probably somewhere in the middle. Nor should a third factor be ignored: Wallace averaged 41 minutes per game last season. That number's fine for anyone who owned him last year, but the abuse might make him more injury prone this season.

2009-10

Wallace set three-year lows in scoring (16.6 ppg), steals (1.7 spg) and blocks (0.9 bpg) last season – his first under Coach Larry Brown. But there were some positives: First, he tied a career-high by making 71 starts last season after missing 57 games the previous three. Wallace also shattered his career-high in free throw shooting, making a strength (80.4%) out of what had previously been a weakness (career 69.6%). Wallace’s lower help-defense numbers were mitigated a bit by his extra efforts on the glass, as his 7.8 boards set another career-best and put him among the small forward leaders in that category. Wallace is a 6-7 high flying combo forward that plays above the rim at both ends of the floor and has historically had no regard for what he might run into (including the backboard, with his head) or who he might land on when he jumps. If Coach Brown has done nothing but settle him down on that front, Wallace should be one of the better roto options in the league. Wallace is just approaching his athletic prime at age 27, and as his game matures he should continue to improve on the court. But if he continues to live up to his nickname “Crash”, Wallace could again miss significant time.

2008-09

Wallace would be a fantasy superstar – if he could stay in one piece. Already one of the game’s best options for hard-to-get categories like steals and blocks, Wallace emerged as an all-around threat in 2007-08, with career-highs in scoring (15.2 points), threes (1.1 per game), free-throw shooting (73.1 percent) and assists (3.5). Unfortunately, he amassed those numbers in just 62 games, missing 20 due to a variety of injuries, most notably a concussion and a pulled groin. We’re hesitant to throw the “injury prone” label around – many injuries are simply random bad luck – but Wallace is an exception. The same tendencies that make him so valuable – limitless energy, a constant breakneck pace, practically no regard for his own body as he dives for loose balls, takes charges, etc., make him a major injury risk, particularly when he’s guarding bigger, stronger players at the four spot. Charlotte management has indicated that they’ll stop using Wallace at power forward in the hopes of preserving his health and preventing more concussion problems – here’s hoping that tactic gives us more games with “Crash” at full strength.

2007-08

Wallace is one of fantasy hoops’ elite “garbage men,” putting up excellent numbers in those hard-to-get categories like blocks and steals. As such, his 2006-07 numbers look like a step backwards, even though he posted a new career-high in scoring (18.1 ppg). His blocks fell from 2.1 to 1.0, steals from 2.5 to 2.0, and boards dropped slightly from 7.5 to 7.2. Still, as long as he stays healthy – something he’s had trouble doing in the past – Wallace’s name will grace a lot of championship rosters. It’s also worth noting that while his free-throw shooting is still poor (69% last year), it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be.

2006-07

Wallace burst into the fantasy elite from nowhere last season to challenge Andrei Kirilenko for the title of “most likely to get a quadruple-double” in the NBA. Wallace used his excellent quickness, length (6-7, with long arms), and leaping ability to become a defensive menace and lead the league in steals (2.5 spg) while also finishing in the top-10 in blocks (2.1 bpg). Wallace also set new career-highs in points (15.2 ppg), rebounds (7.5 rpg), and field goal percentage (53.8%). With the return of injured big men Emeka Okafor and Sean May, the further development of point guard Raymond Felton, and the addition of rookie sharpshooter Adam Morrison, the Bobcats offense should be stronger this season and allow Wallace both to get more easy looks from the floor and also focus even more energy on defense. The major knock on Wallace is his health, as he missed 27 games last season and has only played in more than 54 games one other time in his career (70 games). This injury concern in conjunction with the fact that Wallace does not have the celebrity status of many other fantasy superstars may cause Wallace to slide a bit in many drafts, but when he’s healthy there aren’t very many players that are more valuable to the roto standings.

2005-06

It was a tale of two seasons for Wallace last year. After a woefully inconsistent first half, he caught fire and piled up the points following the All-Star break. The former Alabama standout finished the year averaging 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He also was helpful in steals as he averaged 1.6 per game, good enough for sixth in the league. With Okafor and Brezec expected to be better than they were last season, the lane should open up even more for Wallace.

2003-04

Wallace is a great athlete who would start on many other NBA teams, but playing for such a deep Sacramento squad means he sees very limited minutes. Barring injury to either Pedrag Stojakovic or Doug Christie, Wallace will not average more than 15-20 minutes a game, eradicating any fantasy potential he might have.