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NBA Free Agency: Chauncey Billups' Agent Says Client 'Irate' Over Possibility Of Being Released

As noted previously, the New York Knicks' reported pursuit of Tyson Chandler is only possible if the team finds a new home for Chauncey Billups, who will be paid $14.2 million in the final year of his contract. Several possibilities have been discussed, one of which would involve the Knicks using the amnesty clause to release Billups from their salary cap. If that's the path the Knicks choose, it appears he won't be happy with it.

Billups' agent, Andy Miller, said that his client would be "irate" if the Knicks chose to use the amnesty clause on him. Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Agent Miller on Billups: "He has no intention of being open-minded about any possible situation where a team would claim him off waivers [...] unless it's a team he chooses himself. Buyer beware."

If the Knicks use the amnesty clause to release him, only teams under the cap would be able to bid on him, which means, in all likelihood, he would end up on a rebuilding team.

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