NBA Trade Rumors: Is Gerald Wallace Deal Dead for Portland Trail Blazers?

Liam CallahanContributor IFebruary 24, 2011

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After Internet reports swirled about a completed deal between Portland and Charlotte that centered on Gerald Wallace heading to Portland, that deal is now dead, according to

The deal that, at times, was announced as "done" or close to completion was thought to be one of a few different packages that the Trail Blazers would have sent to Charlotte for Wallace.

One deal focused on Andre Miller and Marcus Camby; the other one included Joel Przybilla and picks. ProBasketballTalk said the Blazers wanted to trade Rudy Fernandez in a package for Wallace.

Fernandez's agent, Andy Miller, stated that his client would ask for a buyout and return to Spain if traded.

Yahoo! speculated that owner Michael Jordan has grown reluctant to trade Wallace, and head coach Paul Silas prefers ownership not to make such a deal either.