Billups Will Sit
May 13, 2008
Why Would He? Proven in game 4, the Pistons are clearly capable of taking the Magic down captain-less. If I were head coach Flip Saunders, I would actually use this to my advantage and HOLD CHAUNCEY OUT. Why? Think about it. Every year Chauncey seems to have a terrible span in the playoffs where he plays brutally, and it ends up bringing the whole team down with him. When he plays bad, it really does have that affect on the entire team. Some might argue that this stretched has already occurred in the first round against the 76ers, but who knows? Back to the current situation, this could be a great way for the rest of the Pistons roster to get the Chauncey-less experience. What if Billups comes back 100%, but he ends up being really cold? It’s not worth the whole team being taken down too. Let’s face it, the Pistons have 3 games to knock the Magic to the golf course. It likely won’t even take them more than tonight’s game to do it. Why not let Mr. Big Shot rest and recuperate, letting him come back to a well oiled team.