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Q: After reading Chauncey’s comments, I’m convinced he’d rather sit out the year than play somewhere he doesn’t want to be. Do you think those teams under the cap will heed his warnings? — Eddy.
A: I think the league, especially the small-market teams, are at a point where they are beyond tired of the bullying by players. So, yes, I think at least one team operating below the cap will put in a claim for Chauncey, essentially forcing his hand if he wants to collect the balance of his contract. If he doesn’t report, he doesn’t get paid. Depending on the rules, which remain somewhat unclear at this stage, the claiming team could then try to flip him for at least a draft pick. But considering the amount of players who have bullied themselves into prime landing spots recently, who knows? I do think the Heat would hold the door open for him, considering they did that for Mike Bibby, who is not nearly the player that Chauncey still could be.
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Chauncey Billups isn't going to take it anymore. The 35-year-old point guard became the first casualty of the new amnesty provision in the collective bargaining agreement when the Knicks waived him to clear salary-cap room for Tyson Chandler. Billups, who has been traded five times in his 14-year career, has always been known as a consummate professional, and he has helped turn...
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MIAMI Chris Bosh is calling for Chauncey Billups to come to Miami. So is Eddie House. Even incumbent starting point guard Mario Chalmers wouldn't mind it.
Billups, a six-time NBA All-Star at the point, was an amnesty victim last week by New York. If not picked up by another team, Billups will clear waivers at 6 p.m. EST Monday.
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The Los Angeles Clippers have claimed veteran point guard Chauncey Billups off amnesty waivers, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The move comes just hours after talks of a potential trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Clippers broke down.
Billups had been an amnesty casualty of the New York Knicks, who freed themselves of the $14.2 million remaining on his contract.
The Los Angeles Clippers claimed Chauncey Billups off amnesty waivers, just hours after they backed out of trade talks with the NBA for New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Billups, 35, gives the young Clippers another veteran leader. The team also signed forward Caron Butler to a three-year, $24 million contract in free agency.
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