I don't know if I am reading too much on this. While watching the game against Bobcats, I was focusing on Gerald Wallace. This was his first game playing against his former team. I was hoping for lot more energy from him. Few things I noticed which was quite concerning:
a. While on offence Wallace would run really fast and set up at the corner 3 position near the bench expecting his teammates to pass him. However, most often than not he NEVER got a ball.
b. Time and again he would cut to the middle and let himself open but no one found him.
I understand this is a new situation and Wallace is trying to fit in and his teammates are trying to find where he fits best. However, seeing the above trend I am really concerned. I was hoping the transition of Wallace to the starting line-up will happen sooner than later. However, seems like it might not happen soon. If we really want to use Wallace and him not blow his top like Andre did last year, Nate has to make extra effort in getting some plays etc for Wallace specifically. He has to make sure his teammates understand to get him the ball. He is too good of a player not to be utilized properly. Hopefully the road trip is the time when these things would be figured out for good.
This is a key road trip. As we cling on to 6-7th spot on West, we know that Blazers has probably one of the most toughest schedule ahead. Unless we can get 2-2 or 3-1 in this road trip, it may be even hard to get to playoff. To do that, I have NO doubt in my mind Wallace has to play a big role in the next 4-5 games!