Billups: Money or MONEY?

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  1. Ozarkruffrider

    Ozarkruffrider First Round Draft Pick

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    Obviously JD is going to offer a solid contract. But I don't know who in the league could pull a Chicago this year and go MONSTER contract?

    I have no doubt that he will go the way of Ben, I would. He's got the ring, and no it's time to get paid.

    Thoughts?
  2. detteam

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    After the Ben debacle of last year, I have little faith CB will return. With all of his past promotion of Flip being a good coach, I think he's seen the light at the end of this tunnel. Cash is now king.
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    Charlotte and Orlando. I read or heard that Milwaukee wasn't very interested in giving him big money.

    The upside is that there may not be a fat offer out there, and Billups will have to settle for only being "well paid". :sssh:
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    max All-Star

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    12 mil/yr that they offered Ben was not trump change. I think they may go more with Billups but there is a limit.

    True I don't think the Pistons are going to pay any player 15-18/yr unless they are a franchise changing type of guy. How many teams out there are regretting overpaying players?

    The only player they have ever made a max offer to was Grant Hill. Back in 2000 he was that kind of player. Our current guys are not superstars even though there are some desperate teams that would overpay if they could.

    The problem with Dumars strategry of finding really good players is that with some playoff success they look enough like superstars for some teams to throw that kind of money at them.
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    detteam All-Star

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    The only way I see Joe offering more than $12M is if Flip is gone first. I hope Joe has his priorities straight.
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    DirtyMoney First Round Draft Pick

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    the lakers will pay him 18 mil per year.
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    The Lakers don't have the cap space to offer him a max deal. At best, they can offer $6 million.
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    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    At this point in CB`s career, I wonder - does he want more rings? Or Big money?

    One thing is certain, I don`t think he will get both!

    However, what is considered "big money" must come into play......
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    pass99 Team Captain Forum Donor

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    Not all teams have to live with the soft cap. Depends on those collusionary winks.

    LA will spend the money this year.
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    Why is Tony Parker playing the Cavs 3 times better than CB?
    Did CB over think the Cavs?
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    Maybe CB was thinking about Eva.
  12. CloudWalker

    CloudWalker Bench Warmer

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    Sign and trade this man before the smell of Ben Gay, Noxema and Oil of Olay throughout the Palace becomes stronger than Chauncey's impact on big games.

    Give me youth and tools for the future and I'd be much happier than watching Joe try to build around 30 somethings that aren't even stars in the Eastern Conference.
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    Sorry Cloud, they get to play it out.
    With help.
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    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Poor guy. I just pray his family isn't as big as Latrell Sprewell's.:pray:
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    The strange thing is that Spree's family actually turned out to be pretty big and pretty needy. :)
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I'm sure Joe knows who'd be after CB just like he knew who was after Ben. If the money is more than Pistons are willing to pay, I believe Joe will explore sign-and-trade option to get something in return.

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