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    Billups will become unrestricted free agent July 1

    By Chris Sheridan
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    Updated: June 25, 2007, 11:33 AM ET


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    "Chauncey's first intention is to come back to Detroit, and we'll continute to explore that as an option, but if we're unable to make a deal with the Pistons my obligation is to look at other possibilities that will provide long-term security for Chauncey and his family," agent Andy Miller told ESPN.com.
    Billups was due to make $6,819,000 next season in the final year of his contract, which had an early termination option.
    Pistons president Joe Dumars has consistently said he is confident the Pistons will be able to re-sign Billups, whose negotiating leverage will be impacted by the small number of teams with significant salary cap space.
    Milwaukee and Memphis are two teams with cap space and a need for a point guard, but neither team is expected to have enough space to make a better offer than the one Billups will get from Detroit.
    Chris Sheridan covers the NBA for ESPN Insider.



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    shocked at this. SHOCKED.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    shocked at this. SHOCKED.
    You're kidding, correct?

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    I've got sources telling me he's headed to Orlando. Can't say I blame him.

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    I've got sources telling me he's headed to Orlando. Can't say I blame him.
    Is that how he's going to live his life now?

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Plans change.
    Come to the Dark Side -- There's cookies!

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    If he goes to Orlando, maybe we can get one of their other three point guards. I'll take any of them.

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    Enough. Finding a poster not to your liking isn't a free pass to accuse them of being Sassan. Please drop it.

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    Man, I hate it when these players bring up the proverbial "security for my family" crap...

    But yeah, this isn't exactly shocking news.

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    Yes, the security talk is crap. Projecting what I'll make in 30 years of teaching, if I were to make the TOP salary starting at year 1 (which of course you don't), for my career I could (before taxes) accumulate about $1.7 million dollars. Shut up.

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    someone get a pen, we need him SIGNED.
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    If he goes to Orlando, maybe we can get one of their other three point guards. I'll take any of them.
    Travis Diener, maybe?

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    someone get a pen, we need him SIGNED.
    Honest question and I'm not trying to be a smartass: Do you know how the salary cap works?

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    Travis Diener, maybe?
    Nice! He's veiling his Diener references now... sneaky...
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    Honest question and I'm not trying to be a smartass: Do you know how the salary cap works?
    what so he doesn't think the vet's min will help his family's security?
    This is the darkest timeline.

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    Travis Diener, maybe?
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    Nice! He's veiling his Diener references now... sneaky...
    No, that's not who I had in mind. I was thinking more along the lines of...ok, yeah, Travis Diener. Is it so wrong for one man to desire another (to play for his favorite basketball team)? I think not!

    But I would be happy with Jameer too, and less so with Carlos Arroyo, but still enough to crack a smile.

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    shocked at this. SHOCKED.

    Why. . .He can get mad money just like Ben Wallace did!! Detroit is done, I expect Rip And PRince to do the same

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    Why is Chauncey's agent already on spin control?

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    Why is Chauncey's agent already on spin control?
    You would think "Chauncey's been vastly underpaid for the past four years and just figured he shouldn't be anymore" would suffice.

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    His agent's quote isn't nearly as good as Spree's "I have a family to feed." That was gold.

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    Why. . .He can get mad money just like Ben Wallace did!! Detroit is done, I expect Rip And PRince to do the same
    We're DOOOOMED!

    OMG we're the worst franchise of all time! Well never re-sign any of our free agents! We'll never recover! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    We're DOOOOMED!

    OMG we're the worst franchise of all time! Well never re-sign any of our free agents! We'll never recover! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    all that sarcasm without the need of a smiley...props to you

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    orlando!? and then imagine if they get shard...wow billups,lewis,howard...guys like reddick and ariza off the bench! WHOA
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    yep, all they need is unlimited salary cap room!

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    In other news, my sources have confirmed that Michael Jordan is coming out of retirement to play for Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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