Billups Signs 5-Year Deal With Pistons: Chauncey Billups signed a $60 million, five-year contract Wednesday with the Detroit Pistons, returning to the team he helped reach five straight conference finals.
posted by commander cody to basketball at 02:22 PM - 10 comments
IMHO this practically guarantees the Pistons will remain one of the elite teams of the NBA.
posted by commander cody at 02:23 PM on July 11
And he is the best basketball player in the world named Chauncey.
posted by THX-1138 at 02:33 PM on July 11
One of the best teams in the east for sure. I'm not convinced that they would do near as well in the west. But i've been wrong before.
posted by brainofdtrain at 02:43 PM on July 11
This looks like a good deal for everybody.Yes the Pistons will remain among the NBA's elite but I think they need another top player to compete with the West. Hell,they couldn't get past Cleveland,who was shredded in the Finals.
posted by sickleguy at 03:18 PM on July 11
I think they need another top player to compete Kobe? Though I doubt that the Palace could contain his ego.
posted by commander cody at 04:36 PM on July 11
Hey Cody,I don't know if the Palace could hold Kobe's ego, but goddamn the Pistons would be awe inspiring.
posted by sickleguy at 06:44 PM on July 11
Except who do you replace? The only logical player would be Hamilton and I'm not sure that would help the Pistons at all.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:55 PM on July 11
That's my dawg!!! Unfortunately, this team is gettin old, hopefully there two first rounders Rodney Stuckey and Aaron Afflalo will be able to contribute soon. Also, the two big men they drafted in the last two years, Amir Johnson and Jason Maxiell, need to start earning some serious PT. As for Chauncey, he keeps our starting back court intact. So who needs Kobe? Not Detroit, though it would be pretty interesting to see how that would turn out...what would that trade entail, Hamilton and Sheed, Hamilton and a draft pick, or Hamilton or possibly Amir?
posted by dezznutz at 10:18 AM on July 12
I would love to see Kobe in a Pistons uniform, but his ego may be too expensive. Detroit's strength is that they don't really have any super superstars.
posted by commander cody at 01:26 PM on July 12
Also, the two big men they drafted in the last two years, Amir Johnson and Jason Maxiell, need to start earning some serious PT. I would think Maxiell earned his playing time with a solid showing in the playoffs. However, Dumars' Pistons have been notoriously bad at developing young players and getting them playing time. Just ask Darko or Carlos Delfino.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:04 PM on July 12
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