|Detroit Re-Signs Chauncey Billups.
||[Jul. 3rd, 2007|04:38 pm]
I listened to WDFN's AM station and just found out this information.
Now I can begin to care about at least the Pistons for next season.
Years gone by, I say Detroit's kicked some ass.
I say they still kick ass, since Chauncey's back with Detroit.
The deal is reported to be 5 years, 60 million, with a 5th year not guaranteed.
WWHHOOOOOAH, YYEEEAAH, BAY-BAAAAAAYYYYY.
they better had signed him!
Andy Miller seems to want more, but it's hard getting more unless you have an Orlando not offering the max to Rashard Lewis.
There's nobody else taking up Chauncey, so it's tough to get a bidding war to the agent's liking.
I don't see the complaint from his agent's end. He's making just less than Steve Nash, and despite Steve's shitty defense, he's still regarded as the top point guard.
As for the Sacto Kings and their interest in swinging a deal for Billups, I say they should piss off like the 2nd rate franchise they've always been.
Who are they going to give? Ron Artest?
LOL, today ESPN announced through Ric Bucher that Billups agreed to the very same deal. They labeled it "breaking news."
It was broke
on the 3rd by McCosky, not
Bucher.Eat it, Mark Cuban!
2007-07-04 05:28 am (UTC)
I got him muted while he plays that fuckin' music though
This insures home court advantage in the playoffs for the next couple of seasons.
There's only two point guards in the league that I would rather have starting than Chauncey. One of them is in my icon, and the other is mentioned in a prior comment.
Lol at the thought of Lindsey Hunter starting. Crisis avoided.
I went from half-caring about the team for the next five years to caring enough to not completely throw away the NBA in the span of a few weeks.
That's how much that Billups semi-agreement made the difference to me.
As for Paul, provided he avoids a serious injury this year, I'd juuuust edge with Chauncey right now over Paul . . . only due to what Paul lacks, and that's Chauncey's experience. I'd love Paul because he has at least a decade ahead of him . . . possibly 15 years of solid play, give or take to injury.
I love the Nash fans who freak out about Billups. "Oh he doesn't hit big shots, he can't shoot look 42 percent from the floor jesus his passes are so vanilla yammer jibber jabber."
To them, I say:
1. Ring? Chauncey 1, Nash 0.
2. Defense? Nash should try it sometime. It doesn't involve waving a cape for the ball-carrier to skip past him and lug up against Marion or Stoudemire. Maybe the score would be 1-1 instead of Chauncey 2, Nash 0.
Actually, Nash is just ahead of Chauncey if only because his overall offense is more powerful. Nash has a faster floor speed and can create more open shots, and his inside game with layups is loads better than Chauncey's.
Yet, if you listened to some of these Nash fans, you'd think Billups is Royal Ivey. It's generally humorous, waving the championship ring argument in their face. They get all huffy and call you a cocksucker and tell you that Stern hates Phoenix, and then that gets even better because you can slap them in the face with their own illogic for days after they let that Stern huff loose.
Kidd was better than Billups for strength, passing, and defense when Kidd was in his prime. At this point, we may or may not be looking at Billups as the edge over Kidd into next season.