2004 Finals MVP Billups visits Cavaliers or replaces Irving

2004FinalsMVPBillupsvisitsCavaliersorreplacesIrving
AccordingtoUSmediareports,manysourcesconfirmedthatinthe2004FinalsMVP,five-timeAll-StarplayerBillupsvisitedtheCavaliersandmetwiththeteamleaders.ItisworthmentioningthattheCavaliersarecurrentlyabackuppointguardwithenoughexperience.Billupsseemstobeasuitablesupplement.HemayjoinClevelandasasubstituteforIrvingandhelpJamesachievethechampionship.  TheCavaliersarethebigwinnersinthefreeagentmarketthissummer.TheyfirstusheredbacktoJames,thensignedMillerandJones,andsomemediapointedoutthattheCavaliershavenegotiatedadealwiththeTimberwolvesforWigginsandBennettforLove.Ifthisnewsistrue,theCavaliersreallydon’tneedtoexpandthestage.Theyonlyneedtoaddsomeroleplayers,especiallythosewhoarecheapandgood,plugandplayveterans.  ThisisnottheCavaliersjustcontactedMarion,aftertheotherpartyexpressedsomeinterest,theteamimmediatelymetwithBillups.TheCavalierscurrentlyhaveareliablepointguardreplacement.TheyneedtofindasuitablecandidatetoreducetheburdenonOwen.AlthoughBillupsisabouttoturn38,andhassufferedfrominjuriesinthepastfewseasons,hisrichexperienceandbigheartperformanceatcriticalmomentsarevaluableassetsforanyteam.AndinJuly,BillupstrainedinLasVegas,showingagoodstate,hehopeshecangetanothercontract.  BillupsjoinedtheNBAasarookieshowin1997.Afterunsatisfactoryinpreviousseasons,heusheredinthepeakofhiscareerinthePistons.Inthe2004finals,BillupsledthePistonstodefeattheLakersofthefourkingsatthattimetowinthechampionship.Healsowonthefinalshimself.Sincethen,Billupshasmaintainedastablestate,hewasselectedtotheAll-StarGamefivetimesinarowfrom2006to2010.  However,in2012,BillupssufferedaseriousAchillestendoninjury,amajorturningpointinhiscareer.BillupsjoinedthePistonsfor$5millionintwoyearslastsummer,butonlyplayed19gamesandaveragedonly3pergame.8points,butalsodonetherightrepairsurgery.Thissummer,thePistonsannouncedthattheywouldnotimplementtheteamoption,becauseBillupsbecameafreeagent.  Forthefuture,Billupsisstillambitious.Idon’twanttoendmycareerinthisway.Billupswrotethis,butIambacknow,justgettingalittlebitolder.IfyoucanjointheCavaliers,thenBillupscanjoinJames,IrvingandRumor’srumoredCarrefourinchasingthechampionshipdreamagain.(Shawn)IfBillupsdecidestojoinandCarrefour’sdealisfinalized,theCavaliers’heightseemstobedrunk.  Onthesuperstars,therearethreebigstars:James,OwenandLove.Theveteran,MikeMiller,Billups,Valejohavebeenfightingformanyyears,andRayAllenhasalsotriedtograduallyvote;ontalent,WaitersandTangPuSiistheNo.4rookiein2011and12yearsrespectively.Theformeraveragedmorethan15pointspergame,anditisclosetothedouble-doublepergame.  James,isthistherhythmofcontractingthechampionshipinthenextfewyears?(Brownsugar)