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PISTONS WAIVE DERON WASHINGTON

Roster Now Stands At 14

“Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has requested waivers on guard/forward Deron Washington.  He averaged 3.3 points, 0.6 rebounds and 6.4 minutes in seven preseason games.

Washington was drafted by Detroit with the 59th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.  He played on the Pistons’ summer league teams each of the last two years and averaged 14.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in 27 games for Hapoel Holon of the Greek League in 2008-09.” Via Pistons.com

The Pistons’ updated 2009-10 roster is a follows:

17           G      Chucky Atkins                       
38           C      Kwame Brown                       
12           G      Will Bynum                              
5             F      Austin Daye                           
7             G      Ben Gordon                             
32           G      Richard Hamilton       
33           F      Jonas Jerebko 
54           F      Jason Maxiell            
22           F      Tayshaun Prince   
3            G      Rodney Stuckey         
35           F      DaJuan Summers       
31        F/C      Charlie Villanueva       
6             C      Ben Wallace   
9          F/C      Chris Wilcox      
                

Since the new/old Ben Wallace looks a little different from the last time we saw him in a Pistons uni, I thought it be best he get a tooning update. Now I didn’t feel it necessary (at this point just yet) to add the few scarce gray hairs I saw on his head.

So now that he’s decided on donning the #6 in the red, white an blue it only fitting I show you the new toon. Just wondering if the decision was as easy a 3+3=?

Thanks to team Need4Sheed member Mannie32 for keeping an eye on the Pistons Roster to make sure we didn’t miss it. Heck they didn’t even announce it over at Pistons.com yet.

We have a little update, from Brother Curlin in the comments… “This Yahoo page on the pistons has him as number 9 ” Hmmm… I’m going to go with Pistons.com over yahoo but you never know.

Ok, not the Big Baby rumors are old but guess who the Pistons are looking at to fill an oh so important roster spot. Big Ben….
A. Sherrod Blakely of MLive

“While there’s no deal imminent, the Pistons are going to explore the possibility of bringing one of the franchise’s greatest defenders, back to Detroit.

Detroit has about $3.5 million to use towards free agents, but would probably not use all of that to sign Wallace.

Boston’s Glen Davis remains an option, but the Pistons are reluctant to make him an offer because he’s a restricted free agent. And the Celtics have said repeatedly that any reasonable offer Davis receives – and Detroit’s offer would fall under that category – they would match.”

Now don’t get me wrong, I will forever be a fan of Ben Wallace.  I will celebrate that he brought this team back from obscurity with his work ethic and determination but……….

I just don’t think he’s got what it takes to play the game the way he used to.  His glory days are behind him and contrary to popular belief Arnie Kandor is a magician, but he doesn’t possess the fountain of youth serum in his bag of tricks.

We truly have started to rebuild so tell me how bringing Ben Wallace back makes any sense.  I’m putting it to a vote for you, but you know how I already feel.

UPDATE: Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press says the Pistons have no interest in Wallace.

“a person with knowledge of the situation said today that the Pistons are not looking at Wallace, 34, because his career appears to be on the decline.”