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113. Gerald Wallace

A 25th Overall Draft Pick in 2001, Gerald Wallace did not see much playing time in his first few seasons as a Sacramento King, but he would be chosen by the Charlotte Bobcats in the Expansion Draft where he won a starting job and proved to be one of the more intense players in the NBA.  Wallace was a ferocious defender who was unafraid to go after every ball that ventured near him and from the 2004-05 to 2008-09 season he was in the top ten in Steals per Game, which included leading the league in that stat in the 2005-06 campaign and he would also average 16.4 Points per Game in his seven years in Charlotte.   

In 2010, Gerald Wallace would make history as the only player to make the All Star Team from the Charlotte Bobcats which considering the team is now the Hornets, that is a historical stage that he will forever hold alone.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Sylacauga, AL)
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 17 September 2018
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings
  • College: Alabama
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 25th Overall in 2001
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA All Star (1) (2010)
    NBA All-Defensive First Team (1) (2009-10)
    Most Steals per Game (1) (2005-06)
    Highest Steal Percentage (1) (2005-06)
    NBA Championships (None)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (2) (2006-07 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (5) (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 & 2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (1) (2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (1) (2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (2) (2009-10 & 2010-11)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (1) (2008-09 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Box Plus/Minus (2) (2005-06 & 2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rating (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steal Percentage (4) (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Block Percentage (1) (2005-06)

  • Notable All-time Rankings: 61. Defensive Box Plus/Minus: 1.5
    63. Steal Percentage: 2.6
    99. Steals: 1,200
    99. Steals per Game: 1.4

Should Gerald Wallace be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 7.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 30.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 38.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 23.1%
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