Ben Wallace reportedly generating interest from team in Greece

Apr 12, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace (6) shoots the ball while being defended by Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) during the first half at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

When news surfaced that Ben Wallace was rethinking retirement and considering a return (50-50 as of last month), I was under the assumption that it would be with the Detroit Pistons or he would just stick with his original plan to retire. An interpretation of a Greek report by sportando.net suggests it might not be strictly Pistons or retirement.

Whatever the case may be, Greece is reportedly interested in luring Ben Wallace's services if he decides he simply wants to play another year. Here's what I imagine is the excerpt of interest from Gazzetta.gr:

Τη μεταγραφή του καλοκαιριού κυνηγάει ο Παναθηναϊκός ο οποίος, σύμφωνα με αποκλειστικές πληροφορίες του gazzetta.gr, εξετάζει την περίπτωση του Μπεν Ουάλας.

Οι "πράσινοι" θέλουν να αλλάξουν τις ισορροπίες όχι μόνο στην Ελλάδα, αλλά και στην Ευρώπη με μια ηχηρή μεταγραφή και γι’ αυτό εξετάζουν την περίπτωση του Μπεν Ουάλας. Ο 38χρονος σέντερ με 16ετη καριέρα στο ΝΒΑ είναι ελεύθερος και βρίσκεται αρκετά ψηλά στη λίστα του Αργύρη Πεδουλάκη. Ο Έλληνας κόουτς του "τριφυλλιού" αναζητά παίκτη-ογκόλιθο στην άμυνα που θα… κατεβάζει όλα τα ριμπάουντ και θα σκεπάσει το καλάθι των "πρασίνων", γι’ αυτό και εξετάζει την περίπτωση του Αμερικανού σέντερ, ο οποίος μοιάζει να είναι ο ιδανικός καθώς καλύπτει όλα όσα ζητάει ο προπονητής του Παναθηναϊκού.

My Greek is weak, but I think that means Panathinaikos is interested in making Ben Wallace their newest chiseled Greek God-like basketball player. I'm also of the epinion that it's highly unlikely Wallace winds up in Greece. I believe "miracle" was used in the article's headline.

Remember, the Pistons roster is full at 15 players, but there's plenty of time for shifting around.

H/T SB Nation Detroit

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