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Buyout Deadline Less than 24 Hours Away With No Decision from Battie

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ESPN's Chris Sheridan hints Tony Battie is considering a buyout, which would need to be done by midnight on Monday for him to join a team and be eligible for the playoffs. But Battie doesn't want to give up some of the $1.7 million still owed him on his $6.3 million contract if he's not guaranteed a paycheck from another team. There are several teams pursuing Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Battie could be a back-up plan.