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I have to say I am shocked by this one. Billups has some left in the tank and could be a great asset on a contending team, but instead he signed a two year deal with the team that made him a star, the Detroit Pistons.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the deal could be worth more than $5 million.
Detroit traded Billups to the Denver Nuggets for Allen Iverson during the 2008-2009 season and has since played for the New York Knicks and most recently the Los Angeles Clippers. He was originally drafted by the Boston Celtics.
It is expected that he will be a mentor for young point guard Brandon Knight.
BEST OF MAXIM
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have decided to bring back Chauncey Billups.
Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars confirmed the move Thursday morning.
Billups has agreed to a two-year deal -- the first season is guaranteed -- for 2.5 million a year.
Detroit dealt Billups to his hometown Denver Nuggets early in the 2008-09 season and the team has struggled...
Early this morning, news broke that Chauncey Billups will be returning to his old team, the Detroit Pistons. The 5 time all star Billups played 6 years with the Pistons from 2003-2008 and helped Detroit win a championship in his first year. Since the part with the pistons, Chauncey has played for the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, and most recently, the Los Angeles Clippers. Injuries...
DETROIT — Chauncey Billups wanted to stay with the Detroit Pistons for the rest of his career.
Now, the team that traded him away wants him back.
Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars confirmed Thursday morning that Billups and the team have agreed to terms on a contract.
Billups is getting a two-year deal, the first season is guaranteed, for $2.5 million each year...
Almost a decade after the 2004 NBA Championship and four-years after the ill-fated deal that sent him to Denver, Chauncey Billups is back with the Pistons.
First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports the Pistons brought back the man known as Mr. Big Shot on a 2-year deal worth approximately $5 million dollars.
Y! Sources: Nearly a decade after leading Detroit to title,...
Point guard Chauncey Billups has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Detroit Pistons worth about $5 million, according to ESPN.
Billups, 36, won the 2004 NBA championship with the Pistons and was Finals MVP. The point guard has only appeared in 44 combined games the last 2 seasons due to a ruptured achilles.
On his career, he has averaged 15.4 points and 5.5 assists.
BLAKE IS BOLD
Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin claims he doesn't concern himself with the perception that he's soft, saying, "It’s not something that I dwell on."
Chauncey Billups has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.
Billups was Finals MVP for the Pistons in 2004 and remained with the team until November of 2008.
First the Detroit Pistons brought back Rasheed Wallace to be an assistant on head coach Mo Cheeks’ coaching staff, now Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars is bring back another link to their 2004 NBA Championship squad.
Early Thursday morning, the Pistons announced that they had signed former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups to a 2-year $5 million deal.
Billups averaged 8.4 points and...
With the additions of newcomer Josh Smith and familiar face Chauncey Billups, the Pistons have taken a step toward reclaiming their fiery, winning roots. (David Laporte, Flickr)
For years, the Detroit Pistons have made their way being branded the NBA’s most hard working team. They’ve also been described as edgy, tough and even bad.
Lately, though, that mantra has taken perhaps...
The suddenly-doing-something-right Blake Griffin might be getting a little confident in all facets of his life lately. Last month, Chauncey Billups told “First Take” that his ex teammate might be “too nice,” and implied that the dunking power forward was soft. Yesterday on ESPN, Blake had a chance to respond.
“I’ve never really worried about being called soft or people...
I guess you can go home again. Chauncey Billups has returned to the Detroit Pistons, signing a 2 year deal worth up to $5 million. He will be coached of course by his old running mate Rasheed Wallace, who just recently joined the staff as an assistant. The championship aspirations are clearly a thing of the past, but Joe Dumars’s club is definitely looking up. No word yet on Rip...
(Presented in alphabetical order)
1. Chauncey Billups (36 years old, 16 seasons)
Notable NBA Accomplishments
1x NBA Champion (2004)
1x Finals MVP (2004)
1 of 107 players with 1,000+ career games played (#98 with 1,024)
#5 on the career playoff 3-point scorers list
#6 on the career regular season 3-point scorers list
#T5 on the career free throw percentage list (Tied...