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Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 08:28 PM
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gjsY0fkcOoZoGRl3pmFhhEwB2IegD9GT2J902


Ben Wallace says he'll sign a two-year contract soon with the Detroit Pistons.

Wallace told The Associated Press on Sunday he heard from a lot of teams, but agreed to a two-year deal about a week ago because he wants to retire with the Pistons. He'll make $1.9 million each season.

Pistons president Joe Dumars said on the first day of free agency that the team's first order of business was to keep Wallace and restricted free agent Will Bynum.

The 35-year-old Wallace was one of Detroit's best players last season when it missed the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

The center helped the Pistons win the 2004 title during his prime when he was the Defensive Player of the Year four times in five years.

Gators123
07-11-2010, 08:30 PM
:) Good thing he didn't retire, he can still rebound and play defense.

mark1125
07-11-2010, 08:37 PM
Pistons aren't close to being in the mix, so I like it for them. He is cheap, can rebound, play D, and help mentor Monroe.

97NYer
07-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Pistons need to rebuild. Maybe Big Ben can be Monroe's mentor?

mark1125
07-11-2010, 08:49 PM
Pistons need to rebuild. Maybe Big Ben can be Monroe's mentor?

I think that is the main factor on the signing. Teach Monroe the defense and physical aspects of the NBA.

Wallace wants to reture a Piston. And lets face it....the Pistons are in rebuild, so he is the face of the franchise and will be a coach on the floor.

fadedmario
07-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Wallace was great last year.

GeekInThePink
07-11-2010, 08:52 PM
:) Good thing he didn't retire, he can still rebound and play defense.

that's all he ever did... :facepalm:

TheKing23
07-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Happy that Big Ben isn't retiring.

Loved him in Cleveland, and one of the classiest guys in the league.

Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 09:22 PM
that's all he ever did... :facepalm:

anal much?

Celtic AL
07-11-2010, 10:32 PM
its great to see Big Ben Not retiring! hes one of my favorite Nba Centers

NetsPaint
07-12-2010, 06:01 AM
Great to know he's coming back and staying with the Pistons for the rest of his career.

xbrackattackx
07-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Beast Wallace is the man.

The Raven
07-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Figured he'd retire but hey good thing he signed with somebody