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Are Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess a package deal?

That's what Andy Miller, the agent for both players, seemed to suggest to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News:

Miller is also the agent to Antonio McDyess, who can opt out of his final year ($6.37 million), as well. Miller said McDyess had not decided what he wants to do.

"There are some variables we are still going over," Miller said. "Whether he stays in Detroit or explores free agency depends a lot on what the team is going to do. Whether Chauncey comes back is a big factor. McDyess and Chauncey are very close. What changes are the Pistons going to make?

"Antonio has made a lot of money in this league. What he cares most about now is whether a team has the ability to win. He is more desperate to win a championship than anybody."

Honestly, this doesn't really bother me, because if Chauncey leaves the Pistons will need to kickstart their re-building, and having McDyess follow him out the door would open up even more time for Jason Maxiell and Amir Johnson.

My preference, of course, is for both Chauncey and McDyess to return, but I do recognize their value to the short- and long-term future of the franchise is probably having them together in tandem, if that makes any sense.