Chauncey Billups Head Newly Dropped List of T-Wolves PoBO Candidates

3 Feb 2002: Head coach Flip Saunders and Chauncey Billups #4, both of the Minnesota Timberwolves, point to the court during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Kings won, 112-107. Photo Credit: David Sherman /NBAE/Getty Images Digital Image NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE

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Well, this little bit of news seems to have leaked a little early for a Friday, when news usually drops right as everyone is getting out of work for the week and on their way to “I don’t care” land. But just like has been the case since the online publication came into existence, The Athletic was on its game, no matter what day of the week it is.

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That first tweet was a lot more tantalizing than the second one. That’s probably why he did it that way. However, although Shams’ second tweet makes it seem like Billups is just another name that made a short list of possible future TWolves PoBO’s, it looks like Shams isn’t the only one singling Billups out of the crowd.

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Darren is as much in “the know” as anyone in town and obviously we all know how plugged in The Athletic and their writers are. It looks like both Billups and Taylor are equally interested in each other. Add in how loved he is around the entire NBA and his name popping in local circles too, I think this one might be called by now, if it were a presidential race…

If Billups can lead the Timberwolves out of their dysfunction then that’s exactly what he would qualify for.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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