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Lacob: We Could Have Had Gerald Wallace But Didn't Think He Would Make Us Better

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In a fascinating, wide-ranging interview with Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob claims the Warriors could have traded for new Portland Trail Blazers forward Gerald Wallace but decided not to because he didn't think Wallace would improve their team... -------------------------- Portland? It depends whether you’re a fan of Gerald Wallace. 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. I could argue, don’t know whether Portland got better or worse. -------------------------- Update: Kawakami tweets this morning: "Joe Lacob raised some eyebrows with his could've-had-Gerald Wallace comments. One exec says GSWs never had serious talks with Charlotte ... NBA exec: Warriors asked about Wallace-for-Andris Biedrins, which Charlotte flatly rejected. GSWs couldn't come close to Portland's offer." -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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