This thread's goal is to bring peace. I always thought Chauncey was overrated, and Rip and Tayshaun were under-appreciated. Don't get me wrong, the guy can lead a ball club. I'm just really tired of all the blame being put on Ivo and all the praise going to Billups. STATISTICALLY, Iverson trumps Billups in almost every category. The biggest knock on Ivo is his FG %, but you know what, Billups is an even worse shooter! Billups has shot under 40% six times in his career. Iverson only had two "under 40" seasons, and shot a career-best 45.8% last year (and 45.1% the year before). Iverson doesn't pass? His career average in assists is greater than Billups' avg, but of course Ivo played a lot more minutes. So maybe that's negated. Turnovers, FT% and 3-pt% is where Chauncey shines. However, Ivo's FT% is pretty good. He was mediocre at FTs out of college, but worked on it every year until he became a reliable 80% guy. If you throw out the first 3 years of his career, his career FT% is in the 80s (78% w/out). Points, FG%, Steals, Rebounds, Assists, you name it. Better. Period. So let's not call him "inefficient" on the forums anymore. Ok? I'm not even going to get into individual accomplishments, because that would be petty. LEADERSHIP isn't something you can really measure, but obviously, Chauncey is great at bringing chemistry to a team. The fact is, if a good team is missing a starting point guard and you give Chauncey a prominent role, the team will improve. With Ivo, you have to build a team around him. He's a superstar and a scorer. That's how it always works. The trade was a business move for cap space. That's the harsh reality of the situation. Let's just be harsher on Curry's impossible job of managing all the talent on his team.