Chauncey Billups is a business man with no reason to feel shameful for accepting the best offer for his services. His loyalty is rightly placed if he seeks to get the best deal for himself and his family. Money might only be one of many considerations he takes into account. I would expect him to consider the following (how he ranks them and his personal priorities will determine how he views the opportunity): 1- Position- His position in the team heirarchy and how this plays into the 2- Opportunity -- to win a Title 3- Corporate Culture-- vibe in locker room and in the front office 4- Money and Length of deal- often most important, but not always 5- Geography- Does his family like Detroit, where are other offers, etc. Each interested team will bring something different to the table. It's up to us, if we want to keep him to make sure that we offer him a better total package than the others. It's important for Joe D to assess the situation and make a proper read so he can decide what to do before Billups leaves for what he perceives to be a better offer. Smart hiring managers in business deal with this every single day when they hire employees or attempt to retain their best employees. I hope Joe knows what Billups wants out of his next deal and decides before Feb if he can meet his needs. If not, move him and move on. It's business, not love. Loyalty works in love and friendship, it's a poor motivator in business.