NBA Free Agency: Ben Wallace Likely To Return To Pistons, According To Report

Chances are Ben Wallace will return to the Detroit Pistons for one more season, according to The Detroit News.

Wallace's post-season plans have evolved over the past several months. In February, the 37-year-old Wallace said he would retire at season's end. In April, Wallace said that he was still planning to retire, but left open the possibility to return. Then, in May, Wallace was squarely on the fence.

Now, he's apparently coming back.

From Detroit News:

Big Ben will ride again for one more season.

A source close to the situation tells the Detroit News that "it's a pretty good chance" Ben Wallace will return to the Pistons for another season....

"Me and Ben talk every other day," Pistons President Joe Dumars said recently, while intimating he would give Wallace until the opening of training camp to make a decision.

Wallace has played for five different NBA teams but had his best seasons in Detroit. During his first stint with the Pistons, from 2000-01 to 2005-06, he was a four-time Defensive Player of the Year and four-time All-Star. During that span he averaged at least 10 rebounds and more than 2.0 blocks each season.

Last season, he averaged 15.4 minutes, 4.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks to go with 1.4 points.

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