Gerald Wallace said his trade from the Trail Blazers to the New Jersey Nets on March 16 was "kind of shocking."

"I didn't see it coming," Wallace said before the Nets' Wednesday night game against Portland at the Rose Garden. "I didn't even think I was on the trading block. Nobody told me anything about it. But it's a business, and you get used to it.

"I was disappointed I was traded. I was disappointed by the way the season played out. (The Blazers) decided to go in a new direction, so you take it from there."