the team broke down because 2 of there key players are old
neither amare of melo would play for your team without a max contract
dont let facts get in the way of opinions though
if big markets are so important why were neither of the nix two best players willing to take less money to go there
Yeah, Billups is old, but he's not part of the future. Only the present.
as for Amare, it was back spasms, not a freak injury like a knee or ankle or anything. He only missed game 2 (game he was playing in), and still gave it a go for games 3 and 4.
It's 2011, no one takes pay cuts unless they're old, and even then it isn't a big one. Look at Dirk and Duncan as for examples...