Veteran center Ben Wallace has indicated that he would like to return to the NBA but it likely won’t be with the Pistons, who have begun a youth movement and plan to go with AndreDrummond, Austin Daye, and Jonas Jerebko as their primary big men. Wallace said he was retiring after last season but changed his mind in July and is looking for a deal
I know the Clippers have Ryan Hollins as a backup Center but last season Wallace even though he is 38 years old averaged 10 Rebounds per 36 minutes and had a rebounding percentage of 16.4% compared to Hollins 6 rebounds per 36 minutes and a rebounding percentage of 9.0%.
Neither one is much of a threat on offense so that side of the ball pretty much washes. Hollins will be making $854,00 guaranteed in 12-13. Wallace could probably be signed for the vets minimum which is $1.352 million. There is no limit to the number of players that can be signed or acquired using this exception.
Wallace and Billups were the two key players for the Pistons 2003-04 championship and seven straight EC Finals appearances in the last decade. It would be great to see them reunited. I think Wallace could bring a lot of veteran championship leadership and be very good mentor to DJ.
I would like to see the Clippers give Wallace a TC invite with a non-guaranteed deal. If he can out play Hollins in training camp then the Clippers can decide what to do with Wallace and Hollins