Found December 11, 2011 on
Notes gathered while sleepwalking and dreaming about a sandwich. . . .
Rick Sund said the Hawks are interested in Gilbert Arenas and Chauncey Billups if they clear amnesty waivers. If teams with cap space don’t bid on those players by tonight’s deadline, they become free agents. (Note: Arenas already has cleared waivers, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, and wants to join up Dwight Howard.)
Asked about acquiring another center, Sund said:”I like our ‘bigs.’ We’ve got so many players that are versatile. Larry [Drew] is comfortable using those guys in different position.”
Billups isn’t a pure point guard but has great value for the Hawks because he can play the 2, is a big-time shotmaker and adds leadership and toughness. He’s also really, really good at doing something the Hawks were really, really bad at doing last season: getting to the free-throw line.
The Hawks still have no plans to use their amnesty clause this season.
Al Horford said he and fellow captains Josh Smith
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The disgruntled point guard had warned teams not to claim him, saying he wanted to choose where played next. The Clippers are hoping the idea of playing with Blake Griffin makes him a happy camper.
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The Knicks have waived Chauncey Billups using the amnesty provision. He reportedly is unhappy about the move.
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 backed out of talks to acquire Chris Paul on Monday, and they apparently shifted their focus to another All-Star guard. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Clippers have claimed former New York Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups off of amnesty waivers. New York released Billups under the amnesty clause over the weekend, which allowed any team under the salary...
New York Knickerbockers Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations and Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has waived guard Chauncey Billups, designating him as the club’s amnesty player.
Billups, 6-3, 210-pounds, averaged 16.8 points on .427 shooting, 5.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds over 32.1 minutes in 72 games (72 starts) with Denver and New [...]
The Clippers have claimed 35-year old point guard Chauncey Billups off waivers from the Knicks. Billups played in 72 games (all starts) for the Knicks & Nuggets last year and he averaged 32.1 minutes, 16.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Billups shot 40.2% from three point range last year and the Clippers could definitely use his long range shooting...
Chauncey Billups isn’t handling the fact that he was waived by the Knicks very well, and tells Yahoo! Sports that any (non-contending) team that dares to sign him will be in a world of trouble: “He wants the freedom of free agency to choose a contender, Billups says. As one of the game’s great leaders, and gentlemen, Billups warns that player will be a distant memory should...
Chauncey Billups had preferred to become a free agent, which would have allowed him to sign with either the Lakers or Heat.
Doesn’t it feel like David West sort of belongs on the Celtics? He has a little dog in him, and maybe it’s just us, but he seems like a great fit up there. Luckily for Boston fans, Danny Ainge agrees with us, and as of now, the Celtics are on the verge of adding the [...]