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Billups To Consider Retiring If Undesirable Team Claims Him

Chauncey Billups could consider retiring if he is claimed off waivers from a team he finds undesirable, according to his agent Andy Miller.

"But I wouldn't be surprised if Chauncey retired rather than play for a team he wouldn't want to play for," said Andy Miller, agent for the 35-year-old point guard. "He doesn't need the money, his kids are getting to an age where he wants to be an active participant, and he doesn't need the frustration and instability he's constantly dealing with. So he may choose not to play."

Billups didn't want to leave the Nuggets last February when he was traded to the Knicks as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.

"Chauncey's pissed off, but he's not pissed at the Knicks," Miller said. "He understands it's a business and they have to do what they have to do.

"But he's in a very frustrated state of mind because this has happened to him twice now. The way the league is structured, if you're a hot name and teams have interest in you, you have the ability to manufacture mass hysteria, and guys like Chauncey who put in years of high-level leadership, production, and service get lost."

Via Ian O'Connor/ESPN
 

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