Ben, by this fan's eyes, was the best post defender we had in the Orlando series and it will sad to see the 'Fro go.
But pragmatically, when I saw this story I automatically thought about his $14 M salary next year and how that money could be used elsewhere to get a legit post scorer to go with Lebron and Mo.
What Ben has to say on the issue:
If Wallace chooses to retire, he will almost certainly seek a buyout since retiring outright would cost him next season's salary. But he said money will not be the determining factor in his decision.
"I think I deserve [a buyout]," Wallace said. "But if I don't get one and I've just got to give it up, that's what I'll do."
From a business standpoint where that buyout ends up could be big for the Cavs. Even saving $7 M would be a step in the right direction.
With Andy likely to ask for a ridiculous amount of money (over $10 M a year), having extra money from Ben's contract to maybe take someone else's big man contract would help this team build to get past the only team that really beat them this year, Orlando.