Ben Wallace News:
The Pistons have offered a four-year deal worth approximately $48 million to keep their defensive-minded center in Detroit. And the Chicago Bulls, who sent coach Scott Skiles and vice president of basketball John Paxson to Detroit, have started bidding at closer to $52 million for four seasons.
Wallace is an unrestricted free agent and can verbally agree to a deal at any time, but he can’t sign a contract until July 12 at the earliest.
Only four teams – Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte and Toronto – have the salary cap space to target Wallace without arranging a sign-and-trade. Of those, only Chicago has shown real interest to this point.
Any team can try to acquire Wallace through a sign-and-trade, and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Web site reported Saturday that the team called his agent, Arn Tellem.
The Pistons, meanwhile, also have placed calls to William Phillips, the Detroit-based agent who represents Sacramento shooting guard Bonzi Wells. Although Wallace is the team’s primary concern, Wells also is high on Detroit’s summer shopping list.
Via The Detroit Free Press
Here is an interview Joe Dumars did about Ben with FSN right before the July 1st deadline.
Let the Bulls have em, we can get KG! At least he can make free throws and score!
Nobody can replace BigBen. Everybody should remember his block against Shaq.