Tayshaun Prince: Ben Wallace undecided on retirement


Tayshaun Prince on Ben Wallace‘s potential retirement, via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

“I think it is a situation where he is still thinking about it,” Prince said. “One side is telling him it is time to spend time with the family and relax a little bit, and then the other side is saying I still have more left in the tank.”

We’ve echoed the sentiment here quite a bit, but Wallace still clearly has the ability to be a solid rotation caliber big man in the league. The Pistons need him and, as Dan Feldman has pointed out, the window for people to actually have the ability to play a professional sport is such a small one, professional athletes shouldn’t walk away until they’re totally ready to do it. If Wallace retires and realizes a year from now he still has the desire to play, the ability might not be there to match that desire.

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