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    Question Mark TD or NOT 100% Billups against Memphis?

    I read an article that stated Chauncey is "iffey" for wednesdays game against memphis. Besides The nuggets, the grizzlies are one of the hottest teams in the league since the all-star break. Rudy gay is still out with injury (Advantage Melo) but they're PG Conley jr is playing his best basketball right now(IMO). Dont forget they're dominate inside with gasol and randolph.

    My question is, if Billups was to say he could play at less than 100%, would you rather put him in the staring line up or keep TD as a starter? Which (IMO) is a confidence builder and learning experience to him.

    Keep in mind, the grizz are 1 of the hottest teams in the league, with a jameer nelson type PG in conley. (Who billups had problems with against Orlando)

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    Originally Posted by YungMelo15
    I read an article that stated Chauncey is "iffey" for wednesdays game against memphis. Besides The nuggets, the grizzlies are one of the hottest teams in the league since the all-star break. Rudy gay is still out with injury (Advantage Melo) but they're PG Conley jr is playing his best basketball right now(IMO). Dont forget they're dominate inside with gasol and randolph.

    My question is, if Billups was to say he could play at less than 100%, would you rather put him in the staring line up or keep TD as a starter? Which (IMO) is a confidence builder and learning experience to him.

    Keep in mind, the grizz are 1 of the hottest teams in the league, with a jameer nelson type PG in conley. (Who billups had problems with against Orlando)
    I say, let Toney roll for us at point until Chauncey is 100%. Toney plays solid D and can cover Conley. This is going to be a tough game in the paint against Gasol and Randolph, but we'll see. I'd like to have Chauncey at full strength instead of rushing him back to quickly and risking another injury.

    Toney has been playing well lately. I say stick with Tone!

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    It's never smart to rush a pivotal player like Billups back in time for a regular season game in the NBA. The game just isn't important enough. It's much more important to have this guy back healthy and fully functional come playoff time than it is to beat Memphis in Memphis on March 9nth.

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    TD easily, why rush Billups back? Make sure he's 100% healthy before putting him back in the lineup.

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    Originally Posted by YungMelo15
    I read an article that stated Chauncey is "iffey" for wednesdays game against memphis. Besides The nuggets, the grizzlies are one of the hottest teams in the league since the all-star break. Rudy gay is still out with injury (Advantage Melo) but they're PG Conley jr is playing his best basketball right now(IMO). Dont forget they're dominate inside with gasol and randolph.

    My question is, if Billups was to say he could play at less than 100%, would you rather put him in the staring line up or keep TD as a starter? Which (IMO) is a confidence builder and learning experience to him.

    Keep in mind, the grizz are 1 of the hottest teams in the league, with a jameer nelson type PG in conley. (Who billups had problems with against Orlando)
    There is no way we should jeopardize Billups re injuring himself right now. Let him get completely healthy because we'll need him at 100% come playoffs...

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    Originally Posted by Clyde & The Pearl
    There is no way we should jeopardize Billups re injuring himself right now. Let him get completely healthy because we'll need him at 100% come playoffs...
    You guys dont think this game is that important though? Me personally I would want to sit billups if he wasnt at least 85-90% ready. The thng at the back of my mind is when to bring him back though? Why keep him out of the offense when you could get him back in game shape and back to gelling with the team ON the court?

    You want billups in as many games as possible for more time to gel wth the team, would it be better to bring him back against dallas or just sit him the rest of the week??

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    as good as Memphis is playing right now, rushing Billups back is foolish, especially since he would then have to turn around and play an even tougher opponent in Dallas!

    I get that this is an important game in terms of momentum and playoff positioning, but lets be real we are not going to fall out of the playoff race with 20 games to go and a six game lead over Indy, so as much as I would love to have Chauncy back, let him chill get 100 and hopefully he be ready for the more difficult matchup in Dallas

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    I just went on a Grizzlies forum and their scared of Amare because they know that they don't have anyone to guard him,there not scared of Carmelo because they think Battier and Tony Allen can shut him down.This is going to be a tough game.

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    No sense in killing Billups when TD has been doing just fine. Let TD get more comfortable in the starting line-up and we can play Billups when he is completely healthy.

    I really look forward to tomorrows game. Memphis is playing good ball.

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    An idea is for him to dress for the game to mess with Memphis' scouting report, keep him on the pine as an option and bring him in at the end of the 1st for an indicator on his situation.

    Limited minutes in the second unit in which we usually play 4 bench players and Melo or 3 bench players, Jefferies and Melo.

    Depending, of course, on just how bad he is.

    Are the coaching staff not eluding to just how bad his injury is? Are there any more specific updates?

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    TD for sure. Our seeding is not likely to change, and its important that Chauncey gets healthy and rested for the playoffs.

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    Originally Posted by Stat4mvp
    TD for sure. Our seeding is not likely to change, and its important that Chauncey gets healthy and rested for the playoffs.
    Our position on the ladder WILL change depending on whether we win or lose this game.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    Our position on the ladder WILL change depending on whether we win or lose this game.
    But in the long run over the remainder of the season I do not see the Sixers leap frogging us eventhough they're right behind, and we could get ahead of Atlanta but I wouldn't bet on it, and quite honestly I'd rather have the 6 seed and play miami than have the 5 seed and play the magic.

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    Originally Posted by Stat4mvp
    But in the long run over the remainder of the season I do not see the Sixers leap frogging us eventhough they're right behind, and we could get ahead of Atlanta but I wouldn't bet on it, and quite honestly I'd rather have the 6 seed and play miami than have the 5 seed and play the magic.
    After Miami's loss there's a likelihood that Orlando could surpass them on the ladder. We don't want to face them in the first. Luckily Miami's conclusive 15 games, as a majority, are against -.500 teams.

    We're only 0.5 games ahead of Philly now, and their remaining schedule is easier than ours.

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    Originally Posted by AmareForPresident
    I just went on a Grizzlies forum and their scared of Amare because they know that they don't have anyone to guard him,there not scared of Carmelo because they think Battier and Tony Allen can shut him down.This is going to be a tough game.


    Conley has step-up his level of performance (during Gay's injury)
    with the return of OJ Mayo, and Battier. Gasol & Zach cant stop
    Amare from scoring, but then again Amare & Jefferies wont stop
    Zach's 20-10.
    Carmelo will have scoring problems vs Battier/T.Allen/and Sam Young.
    I have (Defensive) faith in Douglas/Fields/Carter in shutting down Conley
    & Mayo in the 2nd half of the game.

    Leave Billups alone.............
    Let Billups keep coaching on the bench while getting healthy.
    I liked the idea of using a 9+ man rotation, plus I was double
    impress at not putting Carmelo back in the game during the 4th
    qtr. vs the Hawks.

    Dantoni's type of foolish coaching has been thrown out the window
    since Billups injury.

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