After it initially appeared as though he was set to return for a farewell season with Detroit, free agent big man Ben Wallace continues to remain elusive about his plans for the fall.
Though a source indicated there was "a pretty good chance" of Wallace returning more than a week ago, Wallace told WTVR.com's Lane Casadonte that he's currently "50-50" about coming back at the moment, and will not rush into a decision on his future quite yet.
The former rebounding champ is back in his hometown right now taking part in his annual Tri-Cities Summer League, and will make the final call on his career based on how his body feels after league play wraps up. After 16 seasons of abuse in the paint as an undersized center who dominated opponents with positioning, athleticism and sheer tenacity, it can definitely be said that Wallace quite literally has nothing left to prove as a pro basketball player.
But for the Pistons, with a pair of potential All-Star big men set to roam the frontcourt this fall in Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, it could be a serious boost to have an experienced leader like Wallace around in the locker room, even for just a year. So while Wallace is noncommittal right now, it's hard to imagine that playing Summer League ball will somehow make him less likely to want to rejoin the Pistons for one final push.
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