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The Daily Sports Herald:
Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the team has signed a familiar face in free agent point guard Chauncey Billups. Billups led Detroit to a title during his prior stint with the club.
Billups’ six-year career in Detroit is highlighted by back-to-back Eastern Conference Championships and two NBA Finals appearances in 2004 and 2005. He was named NBA Finals MVP during the Pistons NBA Championship season in 2003-04 when he averaged 21 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 5.2 assists. In 463 games with the Pistons, Billups averaged 17 points and 6.3 assists.
Billups and new acquisition Josh Smith will be expected to provide veteran leadership to a young and improving squad. With Brandon Knight already entrenched as the starter at the point, expect Billups to play more off the ball in addition to backing up Knight.
“We are pleased to announce Chauncey Billups’ return to the Pistons organization,” said Dumars. “Chauncey played an integral par...
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Pistons fans, you can bring out your old Chauncey Billups jerseys after all.
At Billups' welcome-home press conference Tuesday at the Palace, the team announced that they had worked out a deal with the NBA to let Billups wear the No. 1 jersey that he sported during his first stint with the team.
Under league rules, the NBA could have forced Andre Drummond to keep No. 1, since...
Chauncey Billups is back in Motown, and bringing that same air of confidence that has made him one of the better point guards and excellent leader for years in the NBA.
The Pistons have Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey, but according to Ryan Slocum of ABC 12, Billups fully intends to start at the point for Detroit on opening night.
Talked to Chauncey 1 on1.. He told e he EXPECTS...
There are many ways to show respect to teammates on the basketball court, and Andre Drummond just earned that of Chauncey Billups with one simple action.
As Billups returns to Detroit, a place that fostered much of his success, he will be wearing jersey No. 1. Drummond wore the number for the 2012-13 season but will wear No. 0 come the season opener.
Even though Billups has made...
The Detroit Pistons have officially announced the signings of Italian forward Luigi Datome and guard Will Bynum.
The Pistons agreed about a week ago to a $3.5 million, two-year contract with Datome, who has played professionally in Italy since 2003. The 25-year-old Datome is 6-foot-8 and has been a member of the Italian national team since 2007.
Datome was named Italian League...
Chauncey Billups said he wanted to retire in Detroit. And he's probably going to get that opportunity, but just not in the way he pictured it.
The Pistons and general manager Joe Dumars traded Billips to Denver in 2008, shortly after the point guard had signed a long-term extension. That, among some other things, led to a little tension between Billups and Dumars.
But with the...
The hot rumor over the weekend was the Detroit Pistons offering up G Brandon Knight and some expiring contracts for Boston point guard Rajon Rondo.
Here’s a excerpt from Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe who was one of the first to break the story:
The Pistons are quite interested in Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, but they don’t have a package to offer that would attract...
Adding a star point guard like Rajon Rondo would certainly put an exclamation point on Joe Dumars' rebuilding of the Pistons.
But the price is currently much too high.
The Boston Globe reported this weekend that the Pistons have talked to Boston about Rondo, trying to tempt the Celtics with some combination of Brandon Knight, the expiring contracts of Charlie Villanueva and...
Joe Dumars loves the potential of 19-year-old center Andre Drummond.
Drummond is so highly thought of by Dumars, that he apparently doesn’t have to worry about being traded anytime sooner.
According to the Detroit News, Drummond is the only untouchable Piston on the roster.
“There are guys who, a pecking order of things we would or wouldn’t do, Drummond is certainly one of...
Brandon Jennings has entered the Pistons’ rumor mill, proving the team has another quality option at point guard other than Rajon Rondo. (mbk2842, Flickr)
The Detroit Pistons have been burning up the phone lines this offseason, desperate to make more moves in order to shake up their roster, which was listless the better part of 2012.
Considering the lack of activity that has plagued...
The Pistons have been a busy team this offseason, upgrading their talent and various obvious needs that culminated with bringing back Chauncey Billups.
But despite having 16 players on the roster, counting their three draft picks this season, Pistons president Joe Dumars isn’t yet done shopping.
“The only thing left is trade possibilities, and that door will continue to be...
Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars was adamant Tuesday that he never has discussed trading Brandon Knight to Boston for Rajon Rondo, nor has he had any discussions about a sign-and-trade package with Milwaukee for Brandon Jennings.
Dumars acknowledged previous reports were accurate that he had discussions with Boston about Rondo.
But a Boston Globe report that the Pistons had...
Whether he is a starter or not, his influence will be tangible.
The Detroit Pistons offered Brandon Knight and an expiring contract to the Boston Celtics for Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics would seek Andre Drummond, who the Pistons will not give up in a trade for Rondo.
The Pistons want to evaluate the frontcourt of Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith before making any major decisions about their future.
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