Chauncey Billups, out since Feb. 6 after he torn his left Achilles’ tendon at Orlando, will play for the Clippers tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, the Clippers said after the team’s shoot-around Wednesday.
Billups will start at shooting guard in place of Willie Green, who had been the starter. Billups had surgery on Feb. 15 and has been rehabilitating his injury since then. The 15-year veteran averaged 15 points and 4.0 assists in 20 games last season with the Clippers.
H/N LA Times
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, and the former Detroit Piston’s career might be in jeopardy.
Billups was injured in Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic. He is expected to miss at least eight months.
Billups, 35, was averaging 15 points and four assists this season, his first with the Clippers.
Inbounder Chauncey Billups gets the ball back from Blake Griffin and sinks a three to end the Dallas Mavericks and to make you toy with the name Mr.Big Shot City.
Well that didn’t last too long. Month removed from joining the Knicks as part of the blockbuster Carmelo Anthony trade. New York has decided to tell Mr.Big Shot, “thanks, but no thanks” as all the rumours of the Knicks using their amnesty clause on him came true.
“If I get claimed by a team I don’t want to play for, I would absolutely consider retirement,” Billups said. “The game’s been really good to me, and I don’t want anyone to feel bad for me. I’ve made a lot of money, and I’ve saved most of it. I don’t need the money now. I want to be able to play for something, a championship, and I want to be able to have my own destiny in my hands. If I don’t, then retiring might have to be a decision I make.”
So if you have a phone and you’re a GM of a team that didn’t at least have home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs last season. Don’t call Chauncey Billups — ever.
Well that was a nice 30 second reminder using a Marvin Gaye inspired track that the Knicks will be back Christmas Day! The only thing strange about this video is that it doesn’t have a Chris Paul (in Knicks garb) clip to push it over the top. Cause let’s face it, he’s going to NYC win, lose or draw.