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Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 2:24 pm  |  10 responses

Chauncey Billups Told OJ Mayo to Sign in Dallas


Chauncey Billups may be a member of the L.A. Clippers, but when OJ Mayo rang him up looking for some advice on where to sign his next deal this past summer, Mr. Big Shot pointed Mayo southward. Via ESPN Dallas: ”The plan to have Jason Kidd help recruit Deron Williams to Dallas didn’t quite work out for the Mavs. But the Mavs did get an assist from an old point guard during the free-agency process. It just wasn’t one that’s ever worn a Mavs uniform. O.J. Mayo reached out to Chauncey Billups, one of his favorite players in the league, while researching potential destinations this summer. Billups strongly recommended that Mayo play for Rick Carlisle, who played a significant role in Billups achieving his potential. ‘He said (Carlisle) is a great coach for me to help expand my game,’ Mayo said. Billups, like Mayo now, was a No. 3 overall pick in his mid-20s who hadn’t lived up high-lottery expectations when he signed with the Carlisle-coached Pistons in the summer of 2002. Detroit was Billups’ fifth NBA team, and while he showed promise as a part-time starter the previous season in Minnesota, he had yet to prove he could be a premier point guard. … Billups’ advice to Mayo: Let Carlisle coach you.”

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  • shawnkemp4prez

    Watch for Mayo, Beasley, and DeMarcus Cousins to have breakout years.

  • spit hot fiyah

    and watch out for shawn kemp in the presidential election

  • 23

    Funny how these random players have had sort of similar stars to their careers

  • justin05

    I don’t agree w/ Beasley but Mayo and Cousins will be borderline all-stars for years to come.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’d probably vote for him. If the Terminator can be governor of California, and some idiot Cowboy actor the president… anything’s possible.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Will.I.Am featuring Thugnificent – “Dickriding Shawn Kemp.”

  • shawnkemp4prez

    Phoenix is gonna center their whole offense around Beasley, he won’t have to compete for shine like he did with Wade in Miami or K-Love in Minny. It’s possible that he’ll put up the best numbers of his career.

  • Unknown nigga

    The way he randomly takes bad shots, the whole team could black ball him if he doesn’t buy into the team concept,,, dragic & scola are gonna get numbers & will undoubtedly be the leaders of this team… Beasley will have to show & prove to his team he’s not selfish

  • kush

    is that RR, GB or GB JR youre referring to?

  • Datkid

    yup. Rick Carlisle might make OJ mayo into a monster

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