Maybe. But the motive for the ultimatum is to go into free agency and the ultimatum will help him achieve that, looking "weak" is largely irrelevant. He played the hand he was dealt. Of course I'd make an offer to him if I was a contender with space. Billups said he had no interest in going somewhere to be a "mentor" on a bad team, so a team like Miami would probably be of interest to him. You can't let that happen as an opposing team.