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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  29 responses

Ben Wallace No Longer a Phoenix Sun

The team bought out the former Defensive Player of the Year: “According to several media reports, the team agreed to pay Wallace $10 million for a contract that would have paid him $14 million in 2009-10…The buyout could save the Suns $8 million because the team’s payroll is projected to exceed the league’s $69.9 million luxury tax limit, above which teams must pay a dollar-for-dollar penalty for salaries in excess of that figure.:

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  • Prison Mike

    Nice move Steve.

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    freaking… GRAB ODOM NOW STEVE!!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Tis a shame, for they would have made his corpse look more animated

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Big Ben workin it. Now what contender wants to pay him the minimum. Big Ben to Lakers.

  • ab_40

    man I just bought the jersey and a wig… nah just kiddin Either he retires or he goes for some small money to a contender. San Antonio or Boston.

  • Fernando S

    Odom? hhhmmmm…..

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    spurs already have mcdyess, but what the hell, rc, pick him up

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    Hate to see him leave. He provided so many good memories for Suns fans!!

  • http://www.twahc.blogspot.com twahc

    he wasn’t thinking of retirement, didn’t he?

  • Quail

    Mavs.

  • Prison Mike

    Clippers?

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    I say Spurs pick him up.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    spurs should get him or resign gooden

  • Quail

    the mavs wanted to start Gortat. And i would take Ben Wallace over Gortat any day. Clippers dont need him because they already have Griffin, Camby, and Kaman. and Spurs dont need him because they have Duncan, Gooden, and Bonner. The mavs need that third big man.

  • lawlow

    GRIZZLIES

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    Wizards.

  • D12FSU

    Magic…were gonna need 1 more big after we trade Gortat to houston for Battier Dec.15

  • Quail

    D12: u a psychic? lol

  • David

    It’ll be the Spurs or Celts because they love getting elder vets on the cheap, or the Mavs because Cuban likes spending money.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Spurs

  • D12FSU

    right it down Quail, lol

  • MagicChicken

    Ironically, he wouldn’t look bad in Detroit, IMO.

  • MagicChicken

    Ironically, he wouldn’t look bad in Detroit, IMO. But that’s against their whole “youth movement” thing. Another ironic sign would be boston, which might happen if baby and powe are both out.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Hmm….. somehow this will somehow still bite Steve Kerr in the backside – the PHX medical staff could have transformed this guy BACK to the defensive presence the Suns surely need…
    _____
    P.S. Has anyone else noted how Goran Dragic is looking AWESOME in the pre-season games? Like a younger Nash?!?!?!??!??!?!??!?!?
    I’ma getting his jersey!

  • http://dfjsklf.com Jukai

    Dacre: He’s looked eh…

  • $tev3

    If He Retires I’ll Be Sad

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    If the Magic make that trade, D12, they are the favorite to come out of the East. I may just have to renew my league pass!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Big Ben is going to be landing on the Pistons again for the veteran minimum. Mark my words. I’m just not sure why Dumars would want him back at his current playing level?

  • jack

    umm i think ben wallace should go to the new england patriots

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