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cwells52
06-25-2007, 12:06 PM
Chauncey Billups (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3174) officially opted out of his contract Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1.



"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.

Chauncey Billups (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3174)

https://www.sportscardforum.com/images/imported/2007/06/219.jpg Point Guard
Detroit Pistons
Profile (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3174)

2007 Season StatsGMPPGRPGAPGFG%FT%7017.03.47.2.427.883

Chris Sheridan covers the NBA for ESPN Insider.

Bondsaway
06-25-2007, 12:56 PM
Didn't see that coming. But then again I think its more of a lets see what the Piston will offer him.

nadeau01_johnson48
06-25-2007, 01:04 PM
Bring him to Cleveland. Even though he looks like Mr. Ed.

Bondsaway
06-25-2007, 01:09 PM
Cleveland would have to dump someone to get that talking horse!!!

nadeau01_johnson48
06-25-2007, 01:23 PM
Yea...someone who wastes 17 million dollars...someone named Larry Hughes.