No matter how many minutes Richard Hamilton? averages during the playoffs, he will make an impact.

Or at least that's what former Pistons teammate Ben Wallace thinks. The two started on Detroit's 2004 title team and remain close.

"Rip will stretch the floor," Wallace said. "He demands that everyone pays attention to him. He can make plays with the ball or off the ball. He can pass. He's big enough to see over the defense. He can post, catch-and-shoot. He brings a number of things to your team."

What about defense?

"He's an annoying pest," Wallace said. "He might not get a ton of steals or blocks, but he's almost always in the right position."