Will Pistons retire Billups' No. 1?

A decade after the 2004 NBA title, the Detroit Pistons should strongly consider retiring another jersey number. Andre Drummond announced Tuesday on Twitter that -- despite Chauncey Billups leaving the Pistons after one injury-wrecked season -- he's going to continue wearing No. 0. Drummond wore No. 1 at the beginning of his NBA career, but gave it up when Billups returned to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups looking to play this season?

The Detroit Pistons signed Chauncey Billups to a one-year contract last offseason hoping that he could bring a veteran presence to the floor, but unfortunately he went down with injury and was unable to help most of the season. Most analysts have been expecting that Billups would decide to retire and pursue a career in either coaching or TV, but that doesn’t appear to be his mindset...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chauncey Billups impresses during Vegas workout

The Detroit Pistons have declined to pick up the $2.5 million option on Chauncey Billups’ contract, once again leaving the veteran out in the cold. This isn’t the first time that the Pistons (a franchise Billups helped bring a championship to) have seemingly tossed Billups aside. Remember when they dealt him to the Nuggets back in 2008? But reports have surfaced today claiming...
Via Pass The Pill
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Free Agency Tracker

With the NBA free-agency period opening on July 1, we’re tracking the latest news and rumors surrounding the Detroit Pistons right here … • We took a look at five potential Pistons targets in free agency, including the Wizards’ Trevor Ariza and the Lakers’ Jodie Meeks. June 30, 5 p.m.: It comes as no real surprise at all, but the Pistons announced Monday that they have...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Shot Billups Out

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Looks like the ride in Detroit is over for Chauncey Billups according to the Associated Press. Billups who played for the Pistons from 2002-2008 and again in 2013 was let go as the Pistons utilized a team option and moved on from the long time NBA veteran. Stan van Gundy made a tough decision today in an announcement saying “ saying he will...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Decline Team Option on Chauncey Billups

Well seems like Chauncey Billups will no longer be a Piston. From 2008 to last season Billups had bounce around a bit with stints in his hometown of Denver, New York with the Knicks and Los Angeles with the Clippers before he came back to the Pistons last year. At the time he signed a two-year deal that contained a $2.5 million team option that seemed to have been rather easy to...
Via Overtime
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons will not pick up Chauncey Billups' option for 2014-15 season

You really can't go home again, at least in sports. Chauncey Billups returned to the Pistons a year ago, with plans to regain his job as Detroit's starting point guard and, more importantly, serve as a mentor for a young team. The first goal didn't last long, as Brandon Jennings was brought in to be the starter, and the second one fell victim to the one thing no athlete...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billips to Become Free Agent After Option Was Declined

Chauncey Billups Chauncey Bilups figured to play a big role in what the Pistons thought would be a successful 2013-2014 campaign.  Unfortunately, Billups only averaged 3.8 points per game, and was highly uninspiring for the team. Billups had a team option this year, and the Detroit Pistons have decided not to bring back the veteran guard. This news comes per Vincent Ellis of the...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Chauncey Billups mulling retirement

The long time NBA veteran Chauncey Billups is weighing the options of retiring or continuing to play this off season. Aaron Matas of KUSA reports that with Billups injuries the past couple of seasons, the point guard is frustrated and knows father time is undefeated.By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsChauncey has played a long seventeen years in the NBA on a total of seven different...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chauncey Billups to Retire if Team Option Isn’t Picked Up

Chauncey Billups has clearly aged and many wonder if he will go the Derek Fisher route by going straight into coaching now. There’s speculation surrounding the Detroit Pistons veteran point guard on if he will retire or not. Billups was asked about it in Colorado during his skills camp. “It’s been very frustrating. But as we know, Father Time is undefeated. He’s undefeated...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons, Kings talking Josh Smith trade

The Detroit Pistons played around with the idea of trading star forward Josh Smith last season at the trading deadline, but they were unable to find a trade partner that wanted to acquire his contract. That seems to have changed a bit as they are seriously talking with the Kings and a trade isn’t too terribly far away. Sacramento is likely thinking about potentially acquiring Rajon...
Via Sports-Glory
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons: Stan Van Gundy is ‘a proven winner in our league’

The Detroit Pistons officially announced the hiring of Stan Van Gundy as head coach and president of basketball operations on Wednesday. “Stan is a proven winner in our league.  He instills his teams with passion, purpose and toughness. He is a great teacher who will help our players grow and develop,” said Pistons Owner Tom Gores.  “Stan is more than just a great coach,...
Via Sports-Glory
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Gores and Chauncey Billups release statements on Donald Sterling

In the huge wake of Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist tirade that was released by TMZ over the weekend, Pistons owner Tom Gores released a statement regarding the situation (via the Detroit News): “We trust (NBA) commissioner Adam Silver to handle this matter swiftly and properly, but let me state without reservation: There is no place for prejudice or intolerance in our...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Clipper Billups: 'No way I would have played'

Chauncey Billups has friends on the Los Angeles Clippers, and he respects the players who were his teammates for two seasons. But the veteran point guard wouldn't have joined them on the floor Sunday afternoon. Billups said Monday on ESPN radio that had he still been a member of the Clippers, where he played from 2011-13, he would have boycotted Game 4 of their playoff series...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups on Donald Sterling Controversy: ‘No Way I Would Have Played’ in Game 4

The Los Angeles Clippers turned their team-issued warmup shirts inside out prior to Sunday’s Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors, a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling, who came under heavy fire this weekend for allegedly making racist remarks to his girlfriend in a phone message. Detroit Pistons veteran Chauncey Billups, formerly a member of the Clippers, said Monday...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons to attempt Josh Smith trade this offseason

The Detroit Pistons just went through one of the most disappointing seasons in the teams recent history, and they could be looking at making major moves this coming offseason. According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons are expected to look to trade forward Josh Smith this coming offseason. Smith was signed as a free agent last offseason, but quite simply didn’t...
Via Sports-Glory
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Piston Chauncey Billups practices for front office

Chauncey Billups began thinking about life after basketball in 2005. After helping the Pistons win their first title in 15 years, the Pistons guard wanted to learn about the business side of the NBA. Life in the front office. So Billups began sitting in on meetings with then-team president Joe Dumars and his assistants, Scott Perry and John Hammond. Billups learned how to set...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons' Chauncey Billups plans to return next season from injury

The Detroit Pistons lost to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday by the score of 118-109. With their third consecutive loss, the Pistons dropped to 25-42, fourth in the Central Division. They have played the majority of the season without veteran point guard Chauncey Billups, who has played in only 19 games due to knee problems. Billups, although 37-years old, would like to try...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons' Chauncey Billups not thinking about retirement

If retirement is knocking at Chauncey Billups’ door, he walked right past it Wednesday morning as he took his three daughters to school for the first time in a long time. The 37-year-old is old enough to have a daughter who’s a senior in high school, realistic enough to know the sand in his hourglass isn’t infinite and appreciative enough that even if he’s entering the last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups Considering Retirement

The writing has been on the wall for some time now, and honestly Chauncey should have already started his learning curve as a coach or front office executive. Billups, who recently had knee surgery, is pondering retirement according to David Mayo of MLive. “It all kind of depends how this feels and how things are with the knee,” he said.  “If the knee is fine, then sure...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups Considering Retirement

The writing has been on the wall for some time now, and honestly Chauncey should have already started his learning curve as a coach or front office executive. Billups, who recently had knee surgery, is pondering retirement according to David Mayo of MLive. “It all kind of depends how this feels and how things are with the knee,” he said.  “If the knee is fine, then sure...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups hopes to return to Detroit Pistons but knows that's no certainty

Time is running out on the Detroit Pistons and, perhaps, the brilliant basketball career of Chauncey Billups. Billups, who had knee surgery to clean up a small left meniscus tear last week, hopes to play again this season, yet seemed to yield to the possibility that his career could be over late Monday after the Pistons lost 104-96 to the Golden State Warriors. "Father Time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Billups: 'I know my gas light is on'

AUBURN HILLS -- This wasn't how Chauncey Billups planned his return to Detroit. When Billups agreed to come back to the Pistons last summer, he knew what the short-term future held. He was going to be the starting point guard on a young team, and help take the franchise back into the postseason.  That would have brought everything full circle, with Billups helping to end the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Josh Smith and Chauncey Billups get Maurice Cheeks fired?

NBA writer/rumormonger Peter Vecsey – currently involved in a public dispute with Kevin Love and Flip Saunders – has a new report about the Pistons. Like everything from Vecsey, it might be true and might not. It’s difficult to discern. But he’s prominent enough – he won the Basketball Hall of Fame’s media award in 2009 – that you must at least acknowledge what he reports...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit's Billups has arthroscopic surgery

APNewsNow. Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and he's expected to be evaluated after two to three weeks. The team announced the operation Thursday. Billups had surgery to smooth irregularities in the meniscus and alleviate pain and inflammation. Billups signed with Detroit as a free agent before the season, but he's played...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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