It's probably just me and hind site is 20-20???..but I would have traded Rip instead of Billups.....in other words a Billups and AI combo would have probably worked better IMO. Stuck would have come off the bench to be to backup combo pg and maybe we could have still kept Alf on the payroll too. Billups has proven to still be an All-star and Rip is just a streaky shooter. Yeah Billups has faded in the post season, but that is because the way Flip used him during the regular season and how we didn't really have a suitable backup at the point. Hate to use excuses, but Jameer Nelson taking out Billups in the first round of the 2008 series probably doomed us too as we had an damaged Billups playing vs the Celtics and a lazy Sheed.