08:08 AM ET 09.19 | If Chauncey Billups is going to miss out on any part of his $14.1 million, getting him to practice with the Knicks won't be easy. [He] didn't sound too excited about leaving home to spend two weeks with fellow Knicks at the minicamp [Amar'e Stoudemire] has arranged in late October at the IMG Basketball Academy in Bradenton, Fla. if the lockout is still going on. This will be a bit of a controversial issue, especially since this team is still relatively new with each other and needs all the extra time together as possible. ... [Said Billups:] "I don't want to miss no soccer games, no dance recitals. I have the luxury of being home and being around that, I'm going to take advantage of it."