Now that the fury of losing Wallace has calmed down. I don't see that it's all that terribly bad. Some pro's and con's that I've read about. Pro's: Wallace is a one-of-a-kind defender. He forces players to change their shots and some he intimidates right out of the paint. A strong willed team player that settles for nothing less than full effort, both from himself and from his teammates. Con's: I don't care who says what, Ben did NOT get along with Flip Saunders. It was as obvious as anything. Ben had limited offensive game, outside of his occasional putbacks and open court slams. Free-Throws we know to well by now. Pistons Teamates: He recieved little/no help in the paint from Rasheed. That and Flip's offensive system where he needed Rasheed to do what Garnett does in Minnesota. Ben was hung out to dry a few times, the most glaring was during the Conference Finals. Coach: Flip doesn't really know what defense is, making Ben frustrated and ineffective in Flip's offensive sets. (I have some stronger opinions about Flip, but I won't post them now) Ben leaving was destined to happen. Now on to Mohammed, when compared to Ben. Con's: He's definitely not even close to Ben defensively. Not many in the league are, so that's a huge loss. Pro's: Like Ben; Nazr is a hard worker, and knows his strengths and weaknesses. He is willing to do the work inside, offensive and defensive rebounding. He has a better offensive game which would probably fit better with Flip's coaching style than Ben's "D" only did. Teammates: Billups and Rasheed will have to be much more responsible defensively now. They don't have Ben to cover for them anymore. That is if they want to win more than they want personal glory. (sometimes I wonder about that) Coach: Flip now has five players he can use on offence. Not to say Ben was totally lame, but Mohammed is more flexible and already has an offensive game. Ben still needed work on his offense, post-up and face-up too. I don't think Flip had it in him to teach Ben anything, so he just ignored him. So, Mohammed isn't a bad signing. It's the best that Dumars could do with what was left. If something else opens up down the road Mohammed could be a very solid backup. Those are my thoughts.