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Billups playing way out of Knicks' plans?

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09:49 AM ET 03.27 | Chauncey Billups could be playing himself off next season's team and out of a whopping $14.3 million final-season payday. As each loss piles up, as each ragged performance goes by, Billups, 34, is giving Knicks team president Donnie Walsh increased motivation to cut ties.

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March 27, 2011  10:03 AM ET

I think it's the pathetic Knicks that are playing out of Billup's plans. Why would he stay on a losing team when he can go to a contender.

I give Amare one more year before he demands a trade out, he'll be 30 after next season and will have only a few more great seasons in him so he wont want to waste those years on a team that hasn't reached .500 in 11 years. You got to feel bad for Amare the guy went from being in the Western Conference finals every other year to the Golden State Warriors of the East in the Knicks.

He can thank Dolan and Isiah.

March 27, 2011  10:10 AM ET

Question is with out a new CBA numbers, CAP, etc. ..... how much of the $10.5m in savings by cutting Billups will NY be able to use to get a CENTER ....

Next season CAP with Billups $60.4m, so if cut $49.9m, but if the CAP goes down to $55m then you are Screwed ....

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March 27, 2011  10:28 AM ET

I think D'Antoni will be the first Knick cut loose this summer. The team needs to find a coach with a vision on how to best pair their star forwards.

March 27, 2011  10:32 AM ET

Go home, Bro.

March 27, 2011  10:38 AM ET

Awww....why is it hate when I say told ya so....

March 27, 2011  10:38 AM ET
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I think D'Antoni will be the first Knick cut loose this summer. The team needs to find a coach with a vision on how to best pair their star forwards.

I used to believe D'Antoni was the biggest issue, and he is. But the stars need to leave it all out there on the court on both ends as well. Management needs to take some blame for shipping their starting lineup for one player. Then there is Isiah and i will blame him just because it makes sense....

March 27, 2011  10:39 AM ET

Denver is not going to spend money on Billups with the way there PGs are playing right now

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March 27, 2011  10:51 AM ET
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I've said it before. The Knicks should bring Jeff Van Gundy as head coach and Mark Jackson as his assistant. They're a great tandem.

announcing and coaching are two different thing Eli. BUt i think you are right they both have high B-Ball IQ.

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March 27, 2011  10:55 AM ET

So no blame for the awful way Amare has played since the Anthony trade?

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March 27, 2011  10:59 AM ET

With only one win in their last ten games the Knicks seemed to have got the short end of the stick on a trade when they held all the cards. Only Knicks management could have pulled that off.

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March 27, 2011  11:03 AM ET
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Amare has not been good.DA is suppised to at least be an offensive genius......if he can't get his guys on the same page offensively, I mean, why is he still here

The issue is both Amare and Anthony are ball hogs, neither one is a willing passer. And both want it to be their team. It's not a good fit... it's just not.

 
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