100Mil I have not read the new Max Salary clause in the CBA yet. Given the past CBA teams re-signing a vet can pay more than teams offering so Pistons will have the upper hand. I agree with Merc in a shorter contract since 6 years from next summer would find Ben Wallace as a slow footed 38yr player making who knows what. One thing for sure I would not want to go up against Ben Wallace in the 2007 playoffs. He would totally school Darko. Simply blocking Chicago from getting him would be worth a couple extra mil. Don't worry about it - nothing has changed. Signing Ben in 06 has been the plan all along. Plus the hard cap will steadly increase over the years so the Pistons will not be in as bad of shape as Blakely and others speculate. Just means some cuts will have to be made with the bench. Should have enough for all 5 starters plus Darko and 1-2 other decent bench guys. And Sheed strikes me as the type of player that would not play past his prime.