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    As Chauncey Billups prepares to have his name entered into the NBA’s amnesty waiver wire, he has a message for teams considering putting in a bid to secure him for the rest of the season: You’ll regret it.

    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 a team claim him off the amnesty waiver wire.

    “I’ m tired of being the good guy,” Billups told Yahoo! Sports by phone on Saturday afternoon. “I’m tired of being viewed as the guy. After a while, you just kind of get taken advantage of in these situations. I’ve been known as a leader, and I am a leader, but a leader can be as disruptive as he can be productive, especially when you carry a strong voice and people rally around you. This is about me now. This is about me, and teams should know that right now.”

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    The Knicks picked up Billups’ $14.2 million option for the 2011-’12 season, but used the new amnesty provision on him so that they could sign free agent Tyson Chandler. Under the new rule, the team that offers to pay the highest portion of his contract can secure him in a blind bidding process. The Knicks will be left to pay for the remainder of the deal.

    If Billups goes unclaimed, he can sign as a free agent. The Miami Heat would be a strong possibility for him, among several contenders. Billups, 34, has been one of his generation’s great leaders and players, turning the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets into major contenders. Billups won a title with Detroit in 2004.

    “I just don’t deserve the treatment that I’ve continually gotten,” Billups said. “Historically, these things never happen to the supposed great players and good guys. They continually happen to me, and it gets old. Listen, I feel I’ve been blessed in the game, and I’ve been given back, but these things start to wear on you. But there’s not another guy in history who keeps dealing with this, getting thrown into these things to make the money right. I really believe it’s because people take my kindness and professionalism for weakness. They think I’ll be OK with this. I won’t be OK with this. I’ve saved my money. I may just retire if I don’t get my freedom here.

    “I want my freedom. My goal is to control my own destiny. And as you’ve seen in my career, I’ve never been in a position to do that. I know some teams out there are saying, ‘Oh, Chauncey will be great in mentoring’ and I’m tired of that. I’ve got a few good years left to play, and I’m not trying to come in and sit on the bench, or be a mentor. I’m not going to be that guy. I want to go somewhere and win. I want to choose.”
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    I hope we bid the Min just to **** him off. He has no right to choose I hope Kahn bids on him and has to go there.
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    well of course, just didn't know if there was any chance of it actually happening. Would be nice to have bynum next to roy, even if he only plays 2/3s of a season..
    If the Pacers trade for Bynum, Hibbert would be going back to L.A. Bynum and Hibbert can't play next to each other.

    No deal, if I'm the Pacers.
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    Eddy Curry said he's down 70 pounds from last year.

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    why would we have any interest in Bynum? It's not like we'd move Hibbert for him. Simmons still has no idea what he's talking about with the Pacers.

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    Is there any chance of this folks???

    https://twitter.com/#!/sportsguy33/s...98122956029952

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    If the Lakers get Okafor in the CP3 deal, I hope they don't spin Bynum to Indy, Minny or Portland for multiple pieces. That would scare me.
    What the?? Where does this guy get his theories from. Simmons is a joke. Notice its all Small Market teams there.
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    Eddy Curry said he's down 70 pounds from last year.
    And JO's ready to dominate

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    Wow. The pacers really ****ing got the **** end of the new cba. I gotta take a break from pd for a while.

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slu..._waiver_121011


    I hope we bid the Min just to **** him off.
    Wow, I just lost a ton of respect for Billups. This was about as shallow and self-serving of a proclamation as I've heard in some time.

    He makes over 10 million $/year. He has truly lost perspective.

    Stay away from him.

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    If the Pacers trade for Bynum, Hibbert would be going back to L.A. Bynum and Hibbert can't play next to each other.
    lol right I remember what a failure it was to have two centers play together, was a disaster in San Antonio and LA.

    Next.

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    What the?? Where does this guy get his theories from. Simmons is a joke. Notice its all Small Market teams there.
    He is likely just being his usual sarcastic self. I read his stuff only for comedy gold.
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    No offense, CHauncey, but if you wanted to choose, you should have signed shorter contracts.

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    Is there any chance of this folks???

    https://twitter.com/#!/sportsguy33/s...98122956029952

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    If the Lakers get Okafor in the CP3 deal, I hope they don't spin Bynum to Indy, Minny or Portland for multiple pieces. That would scare me.
    We don't need Andrew Bynum nor do I think we want him.

    I don't like Bill Simmons.
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    I hope we bid the Min just to **** him off.
    He had his freedom when he signed his huge deal with Detroit. This guy is a joke.
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    And JO's ready to dominate
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    lol right I remember what a failure it was to have two centers play together, was a disaster in San Antonio and LA.

    Next.
    Yeah, Cartright and Ewing was a dominant duo for the Knicks...

    For two centers to play, one of them has to be quick enough to guard power forwards...

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    Hibbert is almost a year older than Bynum.....that's crazy.

    Bynum plays like he's 34.

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    Wow, what a classless comment by Billups. Sometimes it just takes one comment to ruin your own reputation. Moron.

    A team below the cap should bid on him and TRADE him to a contender.

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    A team below the cap should bid on him and TRADE him to a contender.
    which is probably what will happen.

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    Curry is down 70 lbs, to 330.

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    Chauncey is one smart poker player

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    Yeah, Cartright and Ewing was a dominant duo for the Knicks...

    For two centers to play, one of them has to be quick enough to guard power forwards...
    This. Also. last time I checked, Bynum isn't David Robinson and Hibbert isn't Tim Duncan. Neither of them are Hakeem.

    Plus why would LA trade Bynum to Indy if they aren't getting another center back? Would you rather give them Granger or George?
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    which is probably what will happen.
    Let's hope somebody calls his bluff.

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    So Billups wants all the benefits of getting paid 14.5 million dollars and playing for any team of his choosing? Jesus.

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    Chauncey is one smart poker player
    No, in poker there is deception involved. This is as obvious as it gets.

    Billups wants to go to Miami out of spite, and his agent wants him to go unclaimed so he can negotiate another contract on top of the one he's already getting.

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    A team like us could sign him, but when could we trade him? It'd be great to flip Chauncey to another team.

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