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Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 1:26 pm  |  9 responses

Ben Wallace Still Debating Return to Pistons


Ben Wallace has been mulling retirement for a long time. In February, Big Ben said the ’11-12 season “is definitely my last year“; but earlier this month, a source indicated there was “a pretty good chance” of Wallace returning; and this week, Wallace told a Richmond, VA, TV station that he’s still “50/50″ about returning for another year with the Pistons. If the four-time DPOY decides to return, Detroit would likely have to make a trade to create a roster spot (via the Free-Press): “While fans await news on whether Ben Wallace will return for his 17th season, he shed some light on the situation this week in Virginia. Speaking with Richmond, Va., TV station WTVR, he said he is “50-50″ about returning to the Pistons. According to the report, Wallace was preparing to participate in a summer league he sponsors, and he indicated his performance would help him decide. ‘I’ll be out here,’ Wallace said. ‘How much of a player (he still is) remains to be seen.’ When the Pistons sign second-round draft pick Khris Middleton, they will have a full roster of 15 players under contract, so they would have to create a roster spot — likely via a trade for a draft pick. With the Pistons in a full-blown youth movement, the organization likely is mulling whether to bring Wallace back.”

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  • Bravo

    Big Ben

  • Bravo

    Has a ring

  • greg

    and a bunch of DPOYs

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    He never came to Chicago..ever.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Remember that one time, when he shoved Artest? ;)

  • sam

    I think it would be good for him and the Pistons. He really only needs to play about six minutes, that Frank knows. He could also teach everything he knows to Drummond and get him more prepared to take on the big NBA role of being a dominant starting big man.

  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    Big Ben coming back would be a great move to help develop Drummond.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Hang em’ up as a player and hire him as a big man coach to help with the development of Dre Drummond. He doesn’t need to play to help.

  • DJ

    Why would they still want him he’s all defense and nothing else he’s look Chauncey billups made him look good #notgoodatoffenseatall he should hang em up great phenomenal defensive player and rebounder defense isn’t really skill set everybody can play defense

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