Ben Wallace RUMORS & NEWS

  • 2013/2014 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    October 29

  • Does it make basketball sense for Pistons to bring Ben Wallace back?

    Detroit Free Press "Even at his advanced age, Ben Wallace might be the second or third best big man in the Detroit Pistons' rotation next season. The problem, of course, is that Wallace is not currently on the roster and even if he wanted to be, the Pistons don't have a roster spot available to give him. Barring..." August 24

  • Pistons' Ben Wallace says wild T-REX probably was his

    Detroit News "It's a T-REX, but not like one you'd find on Jurassic Park. The Pistons' Ben Wallace says it sure looks like the one he used to own. Evan Dunlap, who covers the NBA's Magic for the Orlando Pinstriped Post on the SB Nation network, took the picture of this exotic vehicle and posted it on..." May 24

  • Pistons' season finale tonight; Ben Wallace's too?

    Detroit Free Press "There are two main story lines for the Pistons tonight as they end their third straight season without a postseason appearance -- one dealing with the immediate future and one concerning the future of the franchise. Will it be the final game of center Ben Wallace's career? After saying..." April 26

  • Blue-collar Piston Ben Wallace plays hard till end

    Detroit News "He's among Detroit's sports icons, a group with different backgrounds, motivations and triumphs. But for Ben Wallace — the most unlikely of a collection that includes Stevie Y, Isiah and Barry — he's cut more in the mold of Joe Louis or Thomas Hearns. As he prepares to suit up tonight for..." April 26

  • Ben Wallace working hard during final days in NBA

    Detroit News "Ben Wallace looks like a kid playing his first basketball game. He slaps and hugs coaches and trainers. He sprinkles powder into his hands — and on the scorer's table — creating a cloud of dust, fun and coughs for fans in the front row. Then, he does a series of side chest bumps, runs past..." April 22

  • Ben Wallace working hard during final days in NBA

    Detroit News "Ben Wallace looks like a kid playing his first basketball game. He slaps and hugs coaches and trainers. He sprinkles powder into his hands — and on the scorer's table — creating a cloud of dust, fun and coughs for fans in the front row. Then, he does a series of side chest bumps, runs past..." April 21

  • Ben Wallace helps Pistons beat Wizards at line

    Detroit News "There's the Pistons team that started out 4-20, and then there's the one that makes you think what could have been. The Pistons improved to 17-13 after their disastrous start with their 99-94 win Thursday over the Washington Wizards at The Palace, their third straight win. Greg Monroe led..." April 06

  • Big Ben Wallace does little things to beat L.A. Lakers

    Detroit Free Press "The 'Fro that some once feared is now close-cropped waves of gray. Age and physical wear have compromised that once boundless spring in the legs and limitless energy. But even as Ben Wallace approaches the final laps of his career, advancing time hasn't changed some things. He still does the..." March 07

  • Pistons coach Lawrence Frank praises Ben Wallace's impact

    Detroit Free Press "Coach Lawrence Frank was marveling about Ben Wallace less than 24 hours after the Pistons veteran turned back the clock to his defensive-player-of-the-year days. Wallace, 37, played 18 minutes in place of an ineffective Greg Monroe on Tuesday night at the Palace, battling Spurs big man Tim..." February 16

  • Pistons' Ben Wallace relishes chances at line

    Detroit News "It's happened before, and if Ben Wallace chose to keep playing, "Hack-A-Ben" would still be in vogue. The Spurs chose to foul Wallace, a notoriously bad free-throw shooter (47 percent for his career), down the stretch during San Antonio's 99-95 victory Tuesday. But it didn't mean Wallace..." February 16

  • On eve of record, Pistons' Ben Wallace looks forward to life after NBA

    Detroit News "Pistons veteran center Ben Wallace said Monday he has no second thoughts about a planned retirement from the game after this season. "No consideration coming back," Wallace said after practice. "This is definitely my last year." Wallace's comments came on the eve of Tuesday's home game..." February 14

  • Pistons coach Lawrence Frank weighs Ben Wallace/Jonas Jerebko option vs. Thunder

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons coach Lawrence Frank might have an interesting decision for tonight's road game against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Does Frank continue to start defensive stalwart Ben Wallace, or does he opt for more firepower by starting Jonas Jerebko? In Saturday night's 94-91 win..." January 23

  • Austin Daye takes Ben Wallace's advice

    Detroit News "Pistons center Ben Wallace would never describe himself as the warm and fuzzy type. So when he decided it was time to get Austin Daye's attention, it didn't matter when or where that talk would occur — even if it was in the shower after the Pistons' home loss to Golden State on Sunday. In no..." January 19

  • Pistons center Ben Wallace feels for Chauncey Billups' plight

    Detroit News "Most NBA players refer to the league as "the game." Pistons center Ben Wallace frequently refers to it as "the business," and one need look no further than former Pistons guard Chauncey Billups as prime example as to why Wallace uses those words. The Knicks used the amnesty clause on..." December 15

  • Detroit Piston Ben Wallace faces drunken driving, weapons charges

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Piston Ben Wallace is facing a 5-year felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon after police found an unloaded pistol in a backpack in his car as they arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving Saturday in Bloomfield Township. When officers searched his car, they discovered an..." September 29

  • Future unclear for Pistons veterans

    Detroit News "Tayshaun Prince and Ben Wallace are used to being in the thick of things come the postseason. But, minutes after what could be their last game together with the Pistons, Prince wondered aloud about how he, Wallace and Richard Hamilton would be remembered. "When guys leave on top, it's a..." April 20

  • Last hurrah for Pistons' Rip Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Tayshaun Prince?

    Detroit Free Press "Now the waiting begins for Tayshaun Prince. After 10 seasons with the Pistons concluded Wednesday night with a 104-100 victory over the 76ers, Prince will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career this summer, or whenever the NBA's labor situation is resolved. And..." April 14

  • Pistons veterans are likely to leave

    Detroit News "Perhaps it's fitting — or sad — the Pistons' season mercifully will end at the scene of this season's most embarrassing moment: Philadelphia. It was at the Wells Fargo Center that half the roster skipped a morning shoot-around in protest of coach John Kuester. It was the exclamation point..." April 13

  • Ben Wallace bracing for lockout; Tayshaun Prince hopeful it will be avoided

    Detroit Free Press "Considering their own battle with NBA owners, you can imagine many basketball players watched with great interest the developments from the NFL on Friday. NFL players decided to decertify their union, and the owners proceeded to institute a lockout that brings league operations to a halt. (So..." March 13

  • Father, son share link to Ben Wallace saga

    Detroit Free Press "The Rev. John Ellis answered the phone call Saturday night as he was driving to his home in Gordo, Ala. He was returning from Selma, Ala., where he had attended the funeral of the Rev. James McBride, 58. Before I go any further here comes full disclosure -- Ellis is the father of yours truly..." March 07

  • How the Pistons' protest went down in Philadelphia

    Detroit Free Press "Ben Wallace wasn't around because he had to deal with the death of a beloved brother. Tracy McGrady basically called in sick -- probably sick of the organization that has become the talk of the league because of dysfunction. Chris Wilcox made himself scarce from the prying eyes of the media..." February 27

  • Ben Wallace: There's always coach-player friction

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons center Ben Wallace added some common sense to the John Kuester-Rip Hamilton saga. Wallace has seen it all in his 14 NBA seasons and said Monday that player-coach friction is a fact of life. "Coaches and players usually don't like each other," Wallace said, prompting laughs from media..." February 08

  • Without Ben Wallace, Rodney Stuckey, defense folds late in N.Y.

    Detroit Free Press "If you look at what the Pistons were missing Sunday night, it's not surprising they were clueless in slowing the Knicks. The Knicks scored 58 points in the paint in a 124-106 victory, with the 18-point scoring margin of the final quarter accounting for New York's final advantage. Say what..." February 01