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Ben Wallace has been signed by the Chicago Bulls.

This is the biggest offseason move since Shaq got shipped to Miami two years ago - not in that it necessary shifts the power structure of the entire league (though Chicago is substantially better and Detroit is substantially worse), but that it sets off a monster round of Domino Rally.

  • Joel Przybilla will not be a Bull. This means he'll be a Spur, a Blazer, a King, or a Hawk, most likely.
    [editor's note, by louismg] He stays a Blazer for five years, and is off the table.
  • Tyson Chandler is very available. Like salary dump available. John Paxson will not pay $100 million for two all-defense-and-rebounding, no-offense centers.
  • Bonzi Wells could be waiting a while to get that offer from Detroit, which is still cap-strapped and now with bigger fish to fry.
  • Darko Milicic will drink tonight.
  • Joe Dumars will kick a bum tonight.
  • Flip Saunders will get killed by Detroit fans if they continue to believe Wallace left due to their spats.
  • The value of the Big Ben blow-up doll will shoot through the roof.
  • This offseason will be ridiculously loaded with trades.
This is good for the NBA. Wallace re-signing with Detroit would've stunted the already suspect free agent class. This makes everything more interesting.