NBA Rumors: Chauncey Billups Could Be Claimed Off Of Amnesty Waivers By Bobcats, According To Report

Chauncey Billups will clear amnesty waivers at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, provided no teams under the salary cap make a bid to take over a portion of his 2011-12 contract. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Charlotte Bobcats are indeed considering such a bid.

The Bobcats have about $10 million in cap space, having made only minor moves since the NBA lockout was lifted on Friday. Billups was waived under the amnesty clause by the New York Knicks on Saturday so that the team could acquire Tyson Chandler in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks. (The Knicks also lost Andy Rautins and Ronny Turiaf in the move.)

The Bobcats have two young point guards in D.J. Augustin and rookie Kemba Walker. Billups could be a good mentor for the pair, but he seems far more interested in becoming a free agent and signing with a new team, perhaps the Miami Heat.

For more on the Bobcats, visit Rufus On Fire.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.