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07:14 AM ET 10.07 | At this point, perhaps Chauncey Billups has earned the rest. [Coach Maurice Cheeks] has given Billups, 37, the option of sitting out certain drills. There are two schools of thought at work: the young players need the reps and Cheeks wants Billups to be available all season. The veteran has seen it all, and after struggling with injuries for two seasons, health is a main goal. "For me, we have a young team and a lot of these guys need to be taught so much of these things," Billups said. "I don't need to be taught a lot of these things. This is my 17th year now. I'm a go enough to keep myself in top shape and in good shape and just be ready to go when the season starts. I'm not going to kill myself in the process of ... running sprints, going crazy. I know what to do."

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October 7, 2013  09:47 AM ET

You Are DONE, Bro.

October 7, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Got to agree with Jack here.

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October 7, 2013  12:29 PM ET

Nothing else need be said if the Coach has signed off on this.

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October 7, 2013  12:52 PM ET
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I disagree big time here.If he was hurt? Sure, sit.But he's sitting cause he doesn't feel like it......It tells the players that he is going to be treated differently- based on old history...10 year old history rather than how you actually perform now.1/2 these kids didn't have a pube when cb won

Do you have inside info or are you just guessing about 1/2/ those kids? Perhaps not the most felicitous way you could have pointed out their youth.

October 7, 2013  01:13 PM ET
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Nothing else need be said if the Coach has signed off on this.

Or just shows that coach is incompetent.
Mau is a GREAT guy, but not fit for a HC position. He's proven that time and again.

 
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