Crash Has "NO" Confidence From Fans Or Himself Right Now.

Updated: April 8, 2013

Gerald “Crash” Wallace is playing like a shell of his former self and it is affecting the Brooklyn Nets more than people know and now we know it is affecting him as well.

In an interview with the NY Post Wallace admitted that “his confidence is shot” and that is not something that you hear from an NBA player very often.

The production from the player that signed a 4-year $40 million deal prior to this year has plummeted to depths that have myself and others thinking twice about standing behind Billy King’s decision to trade away the fourth pick in the draft for the multi-talented, do everything power forward the Nets so desperately needed.

It has been very hard to watch him this year from the very beginning as it seems he can’t even finish his inside drives and layups regardless of his awful shooting percentage from three-point range or from 10 feet out.

Wallace will be a key factor in the Nets playoff run and if he does not get out of this funk that has besieged the Nets forward position for three years the Nets will make a quick Round One exit.

Tim Bontemps of NYPOST

“My confidence is totally gone,” Wallace told The Post Saturday. “I’m just at the point now … I’m in a situation where I feel like if I miss, I’m going to get pulled out of the game, you know what I’m saying? So my whole concept is just that you can’t come out of the game if you’re not missing shots.Wallace dunking

 “I think I lost the confidence of the coaching staff and my teammates. So my main thing is those guys can score, so instead of thinking about it so much, just trying to focus on defense, try to move the ball and get those guys shots.”

“I’ve been working and I’ve been shooting, but it’s hard,” Wallace said. “Regardless of how much work I’m doing on my shot, the fact of the matter is it is what it is.

“I’ve been in the league 12 years. Am I mad about not being out on the court? Am I mad about not making shots? Yeah. But my main thing is I’m trying to stay on the court. I know I can play defense, make plays for the other guys and try to do some things to help me stay on the court.”

The Nets are undoubtedly going to need Wallace, and need him to play a lot, once they reach the playoffs. Even if he is struggling to make shots, he is a good ball-handler and passer, something the Nets take advantage of by having him run the offense at times to free up Williams to play off the ball.

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