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Gerald Wallace on Nets: "I Can See Myself Successful There"

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Mar 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA;  New Jersey Nets small forward Gerald Wallace (45) drives to the basket during the first half against Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Nets small forward Gerald Wallace (45) drives to the basket during the first half against Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

In an interview with the Portland Tribune, Gerald Wallace says that although he was surprised by his trade, and is still adjusting to city life, "it’s a great experience for me. I can see myself being successful there." Wallace has a $9.5 million player option for next season. He can stay with the Nets, opt out and sign a longer term with the Nets or elsewhere.

Wallace did say he misses Portland's fans and says he believes he and Marcus Camby were traded because ""They decided to make a change, and I just happened to be a piece that made a trade. I don’t look at being a scapegoat or an excuse, other than them wanting to start over."

In addition to Wallace, Jordan Farmar has a player option at $4.25 million next season and he, too, seems to want to return, telling the Los Angeles Times, "I'm happy with my development. I like the situation here in Jersey and where it's going in the future."