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Pistons Re-Sign Ben Wallace to a One-Year Deal

Via Detroit News:

On a day when the Pistons signed all three 2009 draft picks, they also reached an agreement with one of their former all-stars.

Ben Wallace, the four-time defensive player of the year, agreed to terms with the Pistons on a one-year deal worth $1.3 million.

Wallace is expected to sign the deal next week

Here is the news that we've been waiting to hear for quite some time. We knew it was probably going to happen, but with the delay between rumors and action it made me wonder if the Pistons were trying to get someone else and were using Ben Wallace as a fall back option. Or perhaps they were just waiting to get the contract situations with their draft picks in order first. I bet it's the latter.

Either way, the Big Ben era in Detroit is renewed, so start unpacking your rebound row t-shirts. Although, it might need to change its name to "rebound seats" to sound less intimidating because this isn't the same Wallace that came to Detroit in 2000.