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How many games will Chauncey Billups play for the Pistons in 2013-2014?
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1/2 the games
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1/3 of the games
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1/4 of the games or fewer
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Post Subject: Chauncey Billups Signs with the Pistons Post ID: 399860by FreaKeyy » Jul 11, 2013 - 08:38 AM PST
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The deal will be worth $5 million-plus for Billups , league sources said.

Edit- Its a 2 year deal worth 5 million plus



                
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Post Subject: RE: Chauncey Billups Signs with the Pistons Post ID: 399862by Silasie » Jul 11, 2013 - 08:52 AM PST
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Well I am glad for Chauncey's sake but I am not sure that he is worth that. Fond memories count for something it seems.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Chauncey Billups Signs with the Pistons Post ID: 399863by FreaKeyy » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:01 AM PST
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what happened with the whole "ring chasing?" I guess Miami didn't want him. Oh well I'm happy for him, he's gonna retire as Piston just like Ben Wallace. Maybe they'll try get Rip and Tayshaun Prince too in the future. Not to mention, Rasheed is Piston's assistant coach right now.Still, 5+ million? he's a vet minimum guy.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Chauncey Billups Signs with the Pistons Post ID: 399864by clippyclip » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:01 AM PST
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Thank ya jeebus! Glad it's official he's not coming back. Had some good moments before the injury, but nothing much after coupled with a suspect attitude.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Chauncey Billups Signs with the Pistons Post ID: 399865by LeftHook » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:12 AM PST
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He'll probably try to work in their FO eventually.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Chauncey Billups Signs with the Pistons Post ID: 399867by clipper*joe » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:19 AM PST
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It's official! So glad there is one less worry now. Good luck Billups.

                
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Post ID: 399869by ClipperSean » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:35 AM PST
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I feel the same way. What an off season so far! Just need to get a decent big now to back up the 4/5.

                
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Post ID: 399870by LobAngelesBlakers » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:48 AM PST
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the Pistons just got a lot better......

                
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Post Subject: RE: Chauncey Billups Signs with the Pistons Post ID: 399871by Voyeur » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:49 AM PST
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I don't want to be too hard on Chauncey. When we first got him, I was apprehensive about having 2 point guards starting, but I warmed to it. We even played pretty well with 2 generals out there. The ball was moving, very low turnover rate. Chauncey could hit an occasional shot and get to the line quite a bit.

Then he got injured and we definitely lost something. Randy Foye was pretty solid defensively. But his offense was sporadic and he turned the ball over at the worst time.

This year we get Willie Green to start until Chauncey comes back from injury and, even though we were winning and he's a great outside shooter, he wasn't very aggressive. I kept thinking, "Man, wait until we get Chauncey back! We'll be even better!"

But Chris Paul goes down and after a while we start to lose games. We have no floor general out there. You know who could help? Chauncey! How much longer is that guy going to sit on the bench? If we ever needed Chauncey, it's while Paul is nursing an injury!

Finally Chauncey (and everyone else) comes back from injury just before the All Star break and we end on a nice run. Chauncey looks good. After the break everybody looks a bit rusty. We look like a slightly better than mediocre team and Chauncey plays poorly the whole time. It dawns on many of us that this team was actually better with Willie Green starting. He's healthier, he's a better defender, better shooter and legit SG. We start calling for Vinny to make a change.

Chauncey gets injured again and we get what we want. Willie starts. He actually plays BETTER than he's ever played as a Clipper. We look great as a team. We end the season on a win streak.

We go into the playoffs to not only start Chauncey, but we end up playing him in the 4th quarter of Game 6 and he cost us that game. One could say his start kept us from being at our best to begin with.

Honestly, he had so little impact as a player I don't consider him a former Clipper player. Maybe a former assistant coach! From what I understand his support on the bench was invaluable. But I don't have many fond memories of this team while Chauncey was on the court for us.

So it's been nice knowing you, Big Shot! Good luck in your last couple of years.

                
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Post ID: 399872by ClipperKyle32 » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:51 AM PST
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Chauncey didn't seem to me like he liked the Clippers! I'm glad he is gone but i believe his career is over! I remember in this years playoffs, the clippers had the ball down 4 or 6 with like 5 minutes left and Chauncey dribbles down the court to the wing and dribbles the ball iff the side of his leg! Wasted possession that could have put us down 2 with a chance to win and play game 7 at home! Chaunceys attitude seemed like he didn't care!! I lost all respect for Chauncey when he went of ESPNs First Take and basically dissed the Clippers and Blake Griffin!!!! He said he want to win and yet he goes to a lottery team! Congrats and Have A Nice Career Chauncey! Clippera don't need you when we have a guy like Willie Green who can produce

                
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Post ID: 399880by wessleejr » Jul 11, 2013 - 10:31 AM PST
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And bring back Larry Brown, it's more fun. Lakers should do the same. Smile

                
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Post ID: 399881by FightOnRon » Jul 11, 2013 - 10:38 AM PST
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NO ill will for Chauncey and I wish him the best but you have to know when to go. You mind says you can still do it but your body starts to betray you and it is hard to accept. It is the worst in your 40s when you just know you can do things and the reality is,you can,but a lot slower then before and for an athlete that just has to be the pits.

Then you when get to be my age, waking up not dead is a great accomplishment that sets the stage for a great day.

                
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Post ID: 399882by SamMays » Jul 11, 2013 - 10:45 AM PST
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Good for Chauncey, but it's money wasted for the Pistons. He's done.

                
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Post ID: 399886by wtf_03 » Jul 11, 2013 - 11:25 AM PST
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wish him the best! i don't think he has anythin left!

                
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Post ID: 399889by Silasie » Jul 11, 2013 - 11:34 AM PST
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That really made me laugh. I am in my 40's and play ball 3 times a week. I play with a guy in his 50's and after we finish our two hr game he sits there and quietly groans or maybe whimpers. Is that what I have to look forward to?

I think you are right about Chauncey.

                
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Post ID: 399890by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Jul 11, 2013 - 11:37 AM PST
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wow all that money for a well past his prime player. i like billups, but he is not worth that amount of money at this point

                
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Post ID: 399895by TheBlakeShow » Jul 11, 2013 - 12:05 PM PST
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I wish him well, he was a good general for us but unfortunately he doesn't fit will with us.. This makes the pistons a little better if billups doesn't get injured ..

                
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Post ID: 399901by wtf_03 » Jul 11, 2013 - 12:22 PM PST
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that is a lot of money at this stage of his career!! i think they're just paying for his name!! waste of money!

                
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Post ID: 399902by wtf_03 » Jul 11, 2013 - 12:23 PM PST
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he is just slow! can't even defend anymore!

                
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Post ID: 399903by wtf_03 » Jul 11, 2013 - 12:24 PM PST
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he probably will end up in detroits front office in two years!

                
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Post ID: 399929by tense2 » Jul 11, 2013 - 01:10 PM PST
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"Waking up not dead"...funny, lol.

                
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Post ID: 399930by Greenmonk94 » Jul 11, 2013 - 01:11 PM PST
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Good for billups.. Sure ass hell we didn't want him..

                
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Post ID: 399931by CP3Heliflopter » Jul 11, 2013 - 01:12 PM PST
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Good for Chauncey and good for us.

                
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Post ID: 399933by david » Jul 11, 2013 - 01:24 PM PST
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Good luck to Chauncey Billups (and er the Pistons). Wow didn't know there was a team out there willing to give him that much money.

                
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Post ID: 399934by Phu7 » Jul 11, 2013 - 01:26 PM PST
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No CP vouching? bye big brother and good luck

                
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Post ID: 399941by paradoxguy » Jul 11, 2013 - 02:12 PM PST
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My sentiments exactly--given his empty tank, the Pistons must have signed Billups primarily as a locker room leader, and even then $5 million for 2 years seems excessive.

                
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Post ID: 399943by Battlegun » Jul 11, 2013 - 02:27 PM PST
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A healthy Chauncey starting on a Pistons team can easily average 15/8 or more.

                
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Post ID: 399946by Amnesty_David_Stern » Jul 11, 2013 - 02:45 PM PST
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Glad Chauncey is gone, just not sure what the Pistons plan to do with Chauncey considering they have Knight, Stuckey and they plan to re-sign Will Bynum. Not to mention Khris Middleton is basically a 2 guard as well. Maybe they just want to bring back the guys that helped win them a ring back in what, 03, 04? If I had to end my career and I were him, Detroit or Denver is where I'd like to go. Least he can be at a place he calls "home" to wrap things up.

                
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Post ID: 399952by FightOnRon » Jul 11, 2013 - 03:14 PM PST
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What I discovered when I turned 40 was slowly but surely every body part that was injured in my youth was starting to act up. My broken elbow, my smashed up ankles,parts I hurt (I played football for my sport until college, where I could have played but wanted to be a hippie instead) started reminding me of them.

When I turned 50 my dad sat me down to tell me his words of wisdom..,"Son, people in their 50s start dropping dead if they don't take care of themselves. Lot of heart attacks". I was like,shi*, thanks dad. But inside parts start to give out a bit (I got kidney cancer at 52,I blame my dad's wisdom) and other nonsense.

Trust me,take care of yourselves ( don't drink excessive and be careful with other types of substances if you get what I mean), you'll last longer.

But you won't be a great NBA player at 40 no matter who you think you are.

                
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Post ID: 399953by FightOnRon » Jul 11, 2013 - 03:16 PM PST
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My 75 year old father-in-law's advice (he left us in his late 80s),never buy green bananas. You may not see them turn yellow.

                
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Post ID: 399954by wessleejr » Jul 11, 2013 - 03:24 PM PST
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I agree with your father in law but this is different now this " bananas" are over ripe and useless, if you will eat this the taste is already sour. and if you will display this in walmart nobody will buy it.

BTW I wish Chauncey can play at least half of the season for the Piston, but I doubt.

                
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Post ID: 399961by cliptastic » Jul 11, 2013 - 03:50 PM PST
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whaaa??? Confused

                
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Post ID: 400042by ClipSince7thGrade » Jul 11, 2013 - 09:07 PM PST
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Thank you Detroit for taking Billups off our hands, stupid for taking him and giving him that kind of money, so glad that he's not returning. Towards the end of things he was complete trash and deserved 0.00 minutes. Goodbye Billups and good riddance. Good luck with your last two years, hope you can play and earn your money

                
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Post ID: 400066by LuvMeSumMEE » Jul 11, 2013 - 10:23 PM PST
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At least Detroit will get to see plenty of Billups......in a suit on the sidelines...

                
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Post ID: 400948by namzug » Jul 16, 2013 - 04:13 PM PST
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No ill will towards Chauncey, but glad to see him leave. Never really thought he liked us, more the thought of playing with CP that excited him. With all that said think he is overestimating himself majorly. I just read this article over at http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/16/chauncey-billups-i-e xpect-to-start-at-point-guard-for-pistons/ and he says he expects to start. Whether they keep Knight or trade for Jennings, I don't see this working out in the Pistons favor.

I have love for Caron, Young, Reggie, Bledsoe and a few others that have been through here before them; but I have a feeling of indifference towards Chauncey. Really am just glad he is not here.

                
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Post ID: 400951by JahvonTheClip » Jul 16, 2013 - 04:34 PM PST
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http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/ ... um=twitter

Wow! Guess he hasn't realized he isn't good anymore. Glad we got rid of him!

                
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Post ID: 400953by lobcityhawaii » Jul 16, 2013 - 04:45 PM PST
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https://twitter.com/Sloc12/statuses/357191590118293504

@Sloc12: Talked to Chauncey 1 on1.. He told e he EXPECTS to start at point guard for the @detroitpistons

Wow...he expects to start over Brandon Knight, Stuckey, etc.

                
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Post ID: 400961by ClipsShow » Jul 16, 2013 - 05:20 PM PST
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Can we just take a deep breathe and praise that Ryan Gomes isn't on this roster anymore. This came across my mind today

                
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Post ID: 400963by david » Jul 16, 2013 - 05:37 PM PST
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Added a poll- how many games do you guys think Chauncey Billups will play for the Pistons? And I'm not sure about him starting over Brandon Knight.

                
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Post ID: 400965by Voyeur » Jul 16, 2013 - 05:53 PM PST
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Granted he played out of position, but the dude sits out so many games. Is still given the starting SG position by Vinny only to produce pathetic numbers. Then costs us a win in Game 6 of this year's playoffs. And he still thinks he should be a starter in this league. Maybe he'll prove me wrong.

I just remember Chauncey sitting...and sitting...and sitting...and sitting...while our team struggled when CP3 went down to injury and we needed a leader out there. Good luck to a guy who was a decent Clippers assistant coach, not much of a Clipper player.

                
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Post ID: 400970by Hooligans » Jul 16, 2013 - 07:01 PM PST
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Chauncey is delusional, but I guess not as much as the Pistons for thinking he'll even contribute for that team. Although he's probably there to sell tickets more than on-court production.

Oh, and that was nice of him to take Drummond's number. Too bad he'll only be wearing it for about 12 games till he sits the rest of the season and demands a contract extension during the summer.

                
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Post ID: 400995by namzug » Jul 16, 2013 - 09:10 PM PST
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I didn't know he took Drummond's number, that's crazy. Drummond is that franchise's future, I know its cool to respect the history but Chauncey should really know his current status.

                
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Post ID: 401007by CP3Heliflopter » Jul 16, 2013 - 10:41 PM PST
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He thinks way too highly of himself. He is washed up but thinks he is still a starter or even a borderline star. Very delusional and a hypocrite too. He said that the team had to step up in the playoffs when he was the worst player on the court by far.

                
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Post ID: 401008by pageC4 » Jul 16, 2013 - 10:44 PM PST
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yes he was. He was a complete let down only played like 42 games in the regular season the past two years.

                
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Post ID: 401012by CP3Heliflopter » Jul 16, 2013 - 10:59 PM PST
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I really used to respect Billups but he is really in denial. Sometimes you just have to realize that you aren't that good anymore and accept a lesser role. Billups never did that and still wants the starting job which is ridiculous. After that travesty of a playoffs performance.... He should be embarrassed.

                
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Post ID: 401018by A7XDreamTheaterClipps » Jul 17, 2013 - 12:12 AM PST
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It kinda sucks living in Denver because of Billups. He is a home town hero and Denver fans get a little salty whenever I mention his mediocre performance in the playoffs. I'm not kidding when I say Billups is highly respected in Denver. He's up there with Elway.

                
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Post ID: 401027by ClipsShow » Jul 17, 2013 - 02:19 AM PST
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I just wish I could of seen Billups face when we claimed him off waivers, and this was before the CP3 trade. I'm sure it made no sense to him at the time

                
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Post ID: 401039by ClipperKyle32 » Jul 17, 2013 - 08:29 AM PST
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Guys the funny thing is... If he starts as Point Guard he has to play against our Starting Point Guard!! We TOTALLY DOMINATE THAT BATTLE!!! Chauncey has no chance of guarding a quicker-younger Chris Paul!!!

                
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Post ID: 401040by Silasie » Jul 17, 2013 - 08:35 AM PST
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^ Not to mention all those other younger, quicker PG's throughout the NBA. Westbrook, Irving, Wall, Rose, Parker and the list continues........ can Chauncey deal with any of them? I think not.

                
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Post ID: 401041by CP3Heliflopter » Jul 17, 2013 - 08:54 AM PST
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Well he was a great player in Denver and was the main reason why the Nuggets made it to the WCF. He is just completely washed up after that terrible injury he had two seasons ago. A ruptured Achilles can end careers.

I used to respect him when he was a Piston and Nuggets player but not anymore.

                
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