Deeeeetrooooit Basektballlll! This was the Detroit Pistons era from 2003-2009 and they had one of the best backcourts of all time – Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton. With the NBA lockout shortening the season as well as the offseason/training camps, teams have been rushing to wine-and-dine free agents, create interesting trade scenarios, and determining other roster movements. Part of the “other” roster movements consists of waiving, releasing, buying out, and utilizing the amnesty clause on players. This is what happened to Billups and Hamilton during the first week of player transactions in the NBA.