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Ben Wallace | Center/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/10/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: Virginia Union
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Ben Wallace said that he's "not retired" and there is a "good chance" he'll be playing again.
Wallace didn't specify much beyond that, but he did say that "Sheed is playing a nice role, helping out with those guys, cheering on his teammates," so it sounds like Wallace may look to latch on with a team that may be interested in his services. Mon, Dec 10, 2012 09:26:00 AM

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Ben Wallace is hoping to return to the NBA next season.

Wallace said previously that he was going to retire, but he changed his mind and is looking for a new deal. However, Big Ben won't be back with the Pistons as Detroit's roster is set and the team needs to give playing time to the young big men.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 09:21:00 AM

Greek team Panathinaikos is reportedly pursuing Ben Wallace.

Wallace is interested in returning to the Pistons for a 17th season, but Detroit's roster is full and the team would have to make a trade in order to sign Big Ben. It's hard to envision Wallace heading overseas for what will presumably be the final season of his career.
Source: Sportando
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 09:55:00 AM

Unrestricted FA Ben Wallace wants to return for a 17th NBA season.

Wallace previously said that he'd either return to the Pistons or retire, but Detroit's roster is full and the club would have to make a trade to bring back Wallace. The Detroit News speculates that Charlie Villanueva or Austin Daye would have to be traded for Wallace to be re-signed, but we can't imagine there is much of a trade market for Villanueva and his gruesome contract. As for Daye, he's certainly been underwhelming to date, but he'll be eligible for free agency next season so some team could choose to take a flier.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 10:15:00 AM

Ben Wallace said that he is "50-50" about returning to the Pistons or retiring this summer.

Big Ben would be little more than a mentor for the Pistons' young centers next season, added to which Detroit doesn't have any available roster spots and would need to waive someone to sign Wallace.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 05:29:00 PM

There is a "pretty good" chance that Ben Wallace returns for another NBA season according to beat writer Vincent Goodwill.

Wallace may do more to sell tickets and keep the peace in the locker room than anything else, but he should come cheap and for that reason it's a reasonable play by the Pistons.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 01:12:00 AM

Tayshaun Prince said that Ben Wallace is still on the fence about retirement.

"I think it is a situation where he is still thinking about it," Prince said. Wallace had previously said that this season would be his last, but he backed off of that stance before the year came to a conclusion and is still pondering whether or not he wants to continue playing.
Thu, May 3, 2012 08:05:00 AM

Ben Wallace grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds to go with seven points, one steal, and one block in what is believed to be his last NBA game before retiring.

Wallace was the star of the show with multiple tributes and standing ovations tonight, and his teammates came out fired up to win the game with a balanced effort. Brandon Knight scored six points with seven assists and two threes, Greg Monroe scored eight points with seven boards and four steals, and Tayshaun Prince scored seven points in the win.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 02:53:00 AM

Ben Wallace will start at center for the Pistons on Thursday in the regular season finale.

It's a nice way to say thank you to the veteran who is likely playing his final season in Detroit, but Wallace won't have any fantasy value even if he continues playing next year.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 11:36:00 AM

Ben Wallace said that he might not retire at the end of the season.

Wallace had been adamant that this would be his final season, but he appears to be budging slightly off of that statement. "Who knows? Everything's open," he said. Wallace is unlikely to return to the Pistons next year as the team continues to rebuild.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 08:02:00 AM

Ben Wallace (undisclosed) will be inactive for Monday's game against the Pacers.

Wallace isn't known to be injured, so this is likely a case of the Pistons wanting to get a look at Vernon Macklin. The second-round rookie will back up Greg Monroe at center.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 04:37:00 PM

Ben Wallace returned to action with zero points and three rebounds in 14 minutes vs. the Raptors on Sunday.

Big Ben has been reduced to a bit player whose primary value is leading by example both on and off the court (recent DUI and gun charges notwithstanding, of course). He's still unsure whether he'll retire after this season.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 09:19:00 PM

Ben Wallace, who missed Thursday's game due to a death in the family, will be available on Sunday.

He's not a option in any fantasy league, but it's good to see him back nonetheless.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 05:37:00 PM

Ben Wallace will miss Thursday's game due to a death in the family.

Jonas Jerebko will play backup small forward, while Vernon Macklin will get some more minutes tonight. However, neither is a reliable fantasy option in most leagues.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 06:26:00 PM

Ben Wallace reiterated that he will retire after this season.

Wallace was on the fence about retiring after last year, but decided to give it another go at age 37. He's playing just 14.1 minutes and averaging 1.0 points per game this year.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 04:35:00 PM

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