I think there is a very good chance that if Billups does not agree to an extension, Dumars will be trading him before the deadline. No doubt Dumars is still feeling the sting of how Ben left. In hindsight, Dumars should have forced Ben to make a decision last January. Ben are you with us or no? My guess is Ben very well may have stayed on board. However, if Ben had said no, I think Dumars could have made a killing if he had traded Ben last year., and we would be much better off right now. This is just a hunch, but I believe Dumars is not going to repeat that mistake this year. I think he will give Billups his best offer before the deadline and if that is not good enough, he will deal him before the deadline is up. That's at least what I would do anyways. Yeah, it may cost us this season but we would be better for it next year.