Mike Wallace Wants More $$ Than Larry Fitzgerald....
"Mike Wallace may be the best free agent left on the open market this spring, but for the money he???s seeking, he might not make for the best value. A source tells Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee that Wallace wants more than the eight-year, $120 million deal that Larry Fitzgerald signed last year with the Arizona Cardinals.
Wallace is certainly a blue-chip free agent ??? he made 72 catches last season for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns, helping make the Steelers??? offense one of the most explosive in the NFL.
Barrows reports that the San Francisco 49ers have expressed interest in the wideout, but they???re daunted by the price tag. New England, Cincinnati and Baltimore are all unlikely to pay the high asking price as well, he writes.
Wallace, an Ole Miss alum, was the Steelers??? third-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft. He???s made 171 career catches for 3,206 yards; he was a Pro Bowler for the first time in 2011."
Wallace is certainly a blue-chip free agent ???
Michael Jordan Watch: Bryant is 2,808 points behind Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan who sits at No. 3 on the all-time scoring list. If Bryant were to average 22.5 points over his next 125 games he’d surpass his childhood idol.
''We're finding out our strengths and how to combine them,'' Gasol said. ''We have two main guys out, and they make a big difference, so we'll have to see how we play when we're full force.''
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The onus is now on Harden to prove that he is a max player. He’s a good player, yes, and until he choked in the NBA Finals last season he was quite a force for the Thunder. The reality, however, is that Harden is not currently a max player, and unless he takes several steps forward this season his next contract will not reflect a maximum offer. Houston is the perfect place for him to prove he should get that kind of consideration, as the Rockets are team lacking veteran direction at the moment.