When the sign and trade came down Ben Wallace & Chucky Atkins. How many of you said, BEN WALLACE, who the heck is Ben Wallace. The Detnews Forum was on fire with carob shots and fire darts on Ben Wallace coming to Detroit. I mean the amount of negativism was unreal. He was an unknown who had been with several teams, hardly ever seen any time on the floor. Some of us could not see us getting in the playoffs at all for many years with this guy. I was one of those people who thought Wallace was gonna be a waste of floor space. Six years later here I am, commiserating on our losing Ben. Of course there were the optimists who saw greater things in Ben Wallace but they were few and far in between. Now we have Joel Pryzbilla, here we go again. Give the guy a chance. Joe is known for finding that diamond in the rough. For all we know, Joe could have saw this coming way before we did.