HoopsHype Chauncey Billups rumors

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After winning the 2004 NBA championship with the Pistons and being named a five-time All-Star, Billups wants to prove he can still play point guard at a high level. He suffered a season-ending Achilles injury that limited him to 20 games during the lockout shortened 2011-12 season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Last season, he played just 22 games, averaging career-lows of 8.4 points and 2.2 assists. The Clippers then acquired shooting guard J.J. Redick to replace Billups, who played out of position alongside point guard Chris Paul. "I definitely wasn't disappointed," Billups said. "I didn't want to be a two-guard anyway. I did it there because it's a way for me to get on the floor. You are playing behind the best point guard in the league in Chris. "I never saw myself as a shooting guard. I never wanted to play it." Yahoo! Sports

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The relationship between a very strong-willed player and a strong-willed general manager was more mentor-mentee than employee-superior, and Billups felt he was owed more by Pistons president Joe Dumars. A phone call started the process of healing. The two men wouldn’t have been sitting side by side Tuesday if the seeds of reconciliation had not been sewn. “I just needed to hear him apologize for how it went down, to kind of stand on it, and he did that,” Billups said. “As a man, I can’t do anything but respect that. “Because I had to know it was nothing personal, it was what he thought was a good business move. But we had a personal relationship. I forgave Joe for all of that and we moved forward. I’m great.” Detroit News

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Darren Wolfson: #Twolves def. had interest in Billups. In fact, he personally talked to them after giving Detroit a verbal. MN didn't want to go that high. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

July 11, 2013 Updates

Nearly a decade after resurrecting the franchise and leading it to an NBA championship, Chauncey Billups has reached agreement on a two-year contract to return to the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The deal will be worth $5 million-plus for Billups, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

July 9, 2013 Updates

Brad Turner: Clippers renounced rights to Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups. Clippers still interested in signing Odom to a deal, sources Twitter @BA_Turner

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Frank Isola: Mike Woodson is trying to convince Chauncey Billups to rejoin Knicks, according to sources. Billups, though, unlikely to accept minimum deal Twitter @FisolaNYDN

July 3, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers' acquisition of J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley could impact whether Chauncey Billups and Matt Barnes return. Billups started all 22 regular-season games he played at shooting guard for the Clippers last season. Redick is expected to be the Clippers' new starting shooting guard with Jamal Crawford and Willie Green backing him up. Yahoo! Sports

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