Ben Wallace considers return to Pistons
Chris McCosky / The Detroit News
Add another name — a familiar name — to the list of candidates to bolster the Pistons’ thin frontcourt.Former Piston Ben Wallace accepted a $10 million buyout from the Suns on Tuesday. If he clears waivers, he will be an unrestricted free agent.
Wallace indicated at the end of last season he would consider retirement because of his age (35) and lingering injuries. But, according to sources, Wallace is considering trying to play at least one more season and has reached out to the Pistons.
He still owns a home in Oakland County.
The Pistons have $3.5 million still available under the salary cap. In taking the buyout, Wallace left $4 million still on the table in Phoenix. (The final year of his contract was worth $14 million.)
The Pistons likely would offer Wallace the veteran’s minimum ($1.3 million, which does not count against the cap).