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Chauncey Billups says he wants to play two more years

Jul 4, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

Chauncey Billups Clippers AP

When Chauncey Billups went down with an Achilles Tendon injury couple seasons ago, it seemed like the end of his career. He wouldn’t let it be — he was going to leave the NBA on his own terms.

He put in the grueling rehab work and got back on the court for the Clippers last season. He played in just 22 games, starting all of them and averaging 8.4 points a game on 40.2 percent shooting. He wasn’t Billups circa 2004, but you could see him as a quality veteran role player (it’s just that the Clippers and Vinny Del Negro used him in a larger role).

Now the 36-year-old Billups wants to stick around for two more seasons, reports Chris Broussard.

That will not be with the Clippers. Los Angeles had already moved him to the two guard and with the acquisition of J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley, plus  them picking up the option year on Willie Green, Billups is the guy left without a chair when the music stops.

But somebody will give him a shot. As a bench player, but a shot. He is in good shape and is as likely as anyone his age to have value to a team. He can give a team 15 solid minutes a night and be a good presence in the locker room, and there are a lot of teams that could use that.

  1. nbascreed - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Please don’t.

  2. stayhigh_247 - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Brooklyn could be a good fit

  3. ProBasketballPundit - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    And I want to bowl a 900 series. Lets see which happens first.

  4. egabrielse - Jul 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Maybe the Suns would be a nice fit for him??

    — actually after the veterans leaving Boston maybe thats a good place for a experienced player as he is

  5. jayescueta - Jul 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I can see him playing for okc.. billups > dfish

  6. jimsjam33 - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Chauncey is finished . His skills have diminished to a fraction of what he once was and now he lingers just for the paycheck . His playoff time with the Clippers versus Memphis may have cost the Clippers an advancement to the second round because of his lack of defense and spotty shooting skills . . He’s too slow and certainly injury prone because of his age and severe rigors to his body . Teams beware . This player is no longer ” Mr. Big Shot . “

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