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Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups
Position: None
Born: 09/25/76
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Kenyon Martin on Chauncey and Melo “Chauncey calmed everything down. Melo needs a strong point guard. (Strong) minded point guard. And I think Chauncey brought that to the table. Chauncey knew time, score situations. He knew where our scoring was coming from so he got everyone involved the first three quarters and fourth quarter (Melo) gonna do (his) thing. Every other year after that it was like, Melo 1st quarter, Melo 2nd quarter, Melo 3rd quarter, Melo 4th quarter.
Rick Barry’s golf team, which helped raise money for four charities, also included Naples residents Garrett Richter, Bud Hornbeck, Brian Psota and Patrick Trittler. They combined for a low score of 55 in a field that included Basketball Hall of Famers Ralph Sampson, Artis Gilmore, Bernard King and Alex English among others. Recently retired players Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton also played. “These were really good players,” Barry said of his teammates. “They had two or three handicaps. I don’t play a lot anymore because I like to fish so much. Fly fishing. I’ll go down to Mexico or I’ll go up to Alaska. “I go to Mexico where you can actually catch some really good marlin there.”
Billups, amnestied by the Knicks after the 2010-11 season to open cap space to sign Tyson Chandler, is glad to hear Jackson’s recent missive about being flexible with the triangle. “I will tell you this about that triangle,’’ Billups said. “If I’m a top point guard and a free agent, I’m not going to want to be playing in that triangle. A point guard needs more pick-and-roll, more freedom. It’s going to be restrictive to my play. I think that would be a good thing — if they are opening it up a little. It’s the only way to get a point guard.’’
“I think Melo’s still in his prime, I do,’’ Billups said. “Melo still will be in his prime another four years or so. I still think he’s a matchup problem — one of the most unstoppable guys in the league. One thing about Melo, he needs to have good players around him. They made some upgrades to the roster but not enough. You got to have a really strong point guard with him that knows how to get him the ball, when to get him the ball and when not to get it to him. He’s at his best playing like that.’’
Billups still confers with Anthony and gave him advice when he became a free agent in 2014. “I honestly felt the best chance to win would’ve been to go to Chicago,” Billups said. “It would’ve been great — a tough-minded coach in [Tom] Thibodeau at the time and other players around him where he didn’t have to be great every single night. Obviously it was a sacrifice. A lot of money he had to leave on the table, but you sign three years, win and he would’ve gotten more money anyway.”