Well like it or not it has been done and I a continue to wrestle with it, not because I do not think Chandler will be more valuable that Billups but how it went down seems to me either really really smart or extremely dumb!!
Ok The Knicks had the chance to sign Melo outright but we traded for him thus the Billups' contract is really a lump of Wilson's,Gallo,Felton,Mozgov all balled into one (more or less), being that you can not amnesty more than one deal then it is impossible we wouldve signed Melo this off season and then had a shot at Chandler....1 pt for Genius
Now consider that the Knicks have 3 big contracts on the books and no ability to move any of them off if there is an injury to any of them now that the amnesty is gone and then consider if The Knicks only took time to really consider what was in this FA class (even if they did not think they could get Chandler, Jordan and Nene could have been had) then they would have neglected to pick up Billups' option and still preserved the amenesty....1 pt Isiah-esque
Now also consider Miami wouldve for sure swooped up Billups if we did not pick up his option and using the exception on him blocks that completley who wouldve been unstoppable with him then I give a point to accidental genius a mixture of genius and Isiah-esque (think trading away 2 lottery picks for Curry but Wilson Chandler falling into our laps due to the second pick we gave up).
Pulling the rug out from underneath Billups....Isiah-esque all day!
Keeping this deal from hitting the news until it reach a stage of almost completions....genius!!!