|The acquisition of Ben Wallace from the Detroit Pistons for a reported $60 million has created a big shift in the odds for Chicago Bulls to win the 2007 NBA Championship. |
Sportsbook.com has moved the Bulls from 40-1 to 14-1 for the title. For similar reasons the move has resulted in the Pistons' odds falling from 4-1 to 8-1, after the loss of their starting centre and the League's top defender.
The first undrafted player to ever start in an All-Star Game, Ben Wallace just may be the big man the Bulls have been looking for. The four-time winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award has been a force in Detroit's success in the 2000's culminating in a championship in 2004.
Alex Czajkowski, from Sportsbook.com, said, 'This is a huge move, Ben Wallace was regarded as the biggest name in free agency this summer. It was widely assumed that the Pistons starting line-up would stay in tact so Wallace heading to a rival club will certainly shake up the Central Division. Bulls fans may be looking at their best roster since MJ and Pippen in the 90's.'