The Nets have lost six of seven games in the 13 days since trading for Gerald Wallace.
Wallace met with Avery Johnson before Tuesday's practice to let him know he was at peace with where the Nets stand and is willing to help the younger players over the rest of the season.
“It was just understanding — trying to help the young guys understand where we are as a team and what we’ve got to do to get better,’’ Wallace. “And our main thing every night is to come out and try to improve, get better as a team, and move from there.’’
Johnson was very appreciative of Wallace's commitment.
“The team’s not winning, and obviously he wants to win, but he likes a lot of what we’re doing here and he just wants to know how he can be of more help with certain situations, in leadership with the team,’’ Johnson said. “And it was just a breath of fresh air when he came into my office this morning. So he’s been great.’’
Wallace has a $9.5 million player option for the 12-13 season.
“I’ll sit down and talk to my family, concentrate and see where I’m at in my career and what I plan on doing for my future and we’ll go from there,’’ he said.