The Pistons are set to retire the numbers of former players Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace this season, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. Both were major contributors on Detroit’s 2003/04 NBA championship squad, the franchise’s last. Billups, who was also affectionately known as “Mr. Big Shot,” retired after the 2013/14 season. The point guard rejoined the Pistons for that final season after he had been traded to the Nuggets in November of 2008 for Allen Iverson. Wallace, a rebounding whiz and defensive monster, left Detroit after the 2005/06 season when he inked a four-year, $60MM deal with the rival Bulls. Big Ben would return to the Motor City in 2009/10, and he remained a member of the Pistons until his retirement after the 2011/12 season.
This brings me to the topic/question if the day: Where do Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace rank among the all-time Pistons greats?
Take to the comments section below to share your thoughts and opinions on these two Detroit sports greats. Do any of you out there disagree with the team’s plan to retire their numbers? If so, why? We look forward to what you have to say on the subject.