Ben Wallace to Chicago Bulls?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Jul 3, 2006.

Does Ben Wallace Make The Bulls A Contender?

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  3. Not yet, but within a couple of years.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Source: Ben Wallace leaving Pistons to sign with Bulls
    By Chad Ford
    ESPN Insider

    For the last six years, Ben Wallace has been the face of the Detroit Pistons. No more.

    Ben Wallace
    Detroit Pistons

    A league source told Monday night that Wallace has told the Pistons he has accepted an offer from the Chicago Bulls.

    While exact details are unavailable, the offer is thought to be a four-year, $52 million deal.

    A deal can't become official until July 12, when the salary cap is set for the 2006-07 season and exact contract values can be computed.

    The move will come as a shock to Pistons fans who thought the chances Wallace would bolt from Detroit were slim to none.

    The Pistons came out of the gate Saturday offering Wallace a whopping four-year, $48 million deal, but they told the four-time defensive player of the year that it was their final offer.

    The signing clearly upgrades the Bulls' front court, albeit at an exorbitant price. The Bulls will have to use roughly $13.5 million of their projected $16.7 million in cap space to secure Wallace.

    However, Wallace adds the veteran toughness and defensive presence the Bulls felt they lacked up front.

    Look for the Bulls to now explore trade scenarios involving Tyson Chandler.

    One potential opportunity, according to sources, is New Orleans, which is mulling a Chandler-for-P. J. Brown swap. Brown is in the last year of his contract, which would give the Bulls even more cap relief next season.

    The Bulls also have explored Chandler trade scenarios with the Hawks (via an Al Harrington sign-and-trade) and the Warriors.

    The move puts the Pistons in a difficult position.

    They lose Wallace for nothing and don't have anything more than the $5.1 million mid-level exception to offer to potential replacements.

    There are a few starting center-caliber free agents out there, such as Joel Przybilla and Nazr Mohammed, but none who can give the Pistons what Wallace did.

    Instead, the Pistons may opt to beef up their backcourt and to move to a more up-tempo style with Rasheed Wallace at five and Antonio McDyess at the four.
  2. Here's another option for your poll...

    4) Who cares? The NBA sucks ass.
  3. It definitely improves them, but they need more consistent shooters.

    Gordon is great when he's hot, but he's only hot about half the time.

    Heinrich is solid, Deng too.

    But they've got the beginning of something good by adding Wallace.

    Detroit just got a major kick in the balls. Without Wallace they're basically the Washington Wizards.
  4. Your opinion is noted, for the umpteenth time.

    Why in the heck you even bother to respond to NBA threads given you hatred of the NBA just demonstrates some peculiar pathology....


  5. Why in the heck you even bother to respond to GEORGE BUSH threads given your hatred of GEORGE BUSH just demonstrates some peculiar pathology....

  6. You compare the president of the United States who makes decisions that impact all of us to the NBA?

    You are delusional, at best...

  7. I never compared Bush to the NBA. I compared my level of hatred of the NBA to your level of hatred of George Bush.

    You are clearly trying to be a troll again and start a verbal sparring match because you are probably bored. Sorry to disappoint, but it's not gonna happen tonight...I'm too tired.

    Happy 4th of July.
  8. So you level of hatred for a sports league is equivalent to hatred of the president for the things he has done.

    Yep, delusional...

  9. Please cease with the flaming and let us get back to the topic of this thread, which is the news that Ben Wallace will leave the Detroit Pistons to play for the Chicago Bulls, and whether or not that makes the Bulls contenders.