Hornets should claim Billups

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Hornets should claim Billups

Hornets GM Dell Demps should be on the phone already with Chauncey Billups. Demps should be courting Billups and convincing him on the prospect of playing in New Orleans. Billups who when released by the Knicks aired out his displeasure with the team saying almost that they turned their backs on him, needs to be loved. A prospective buyer for the team with ties to Louisiana has been reported as a prospect. The Hornets have been selling season tickets and supposedly, through the news about the Chris Paul trade, the fan base is growing. So all avenues point to, if Commissioner Stern OK’s the Paul trade, to New Orleans being a great place to play.

That is why the Hornets should move on Billups. He is ‘Mr. Big Shot’. He wants to be loved. New Orleans is a growing sports town. The fans love their Saints. Billups was correct in stating that the Knicks/Celtics 1st round series would’ve been different if he was healthy. A healthy Billups on the Hornets would be the number one option. When the Paul trade completes, the Hornets will get value and potentially a ‘big’ man (Bynum). Then they can move on from their and get a second scorer, but until that time, Billups will be either running the offense or be the main scorer for the Hornets. A ‘win/win’ situation all around.

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