Over the last couple of years, it’s been a common theme in the NBA for strong contenders to bring on veteran players to help make a run at winning the championship–especially when it comes to the Miami Heat. One of the key signings last offseason for the Heat was the addition of Ray Allen as they convinced him to leave the Boston Celtics and now–it appears there’s another popular guard that seems interested in joining the team for the 2013-14 season.
Chauncey Billups recently discussed how he would be interested in taking his talents to South Beach, but whether or not the team would feel the same way is a different story. The Heat may have been interested in signing Billups a few years ago when he was testing free agency, but there are plenty of factors to keep in mind this time around that could cause the team to have a different opinion.
Obviously, age is a key factor when it comes to signing Billups as the veteran guard is already 36 and he did only play in 22 games this past season as he missed most of the first half of the regular season while recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon–so it will be interesting to see whether or not the Heat would be interested when taking all of this into consideration.
Either way, with the amount of veterans Miami has taken a chance on over the years, the addition of Billups certainly seems like a move that wouldn’t hurt as the guard has provided great leadership throughout his entire career and knows what it takes to win a championship–which is why it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Heat at least consider the move.
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