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."