Close Article Return to stream X
NBA

Chauncey Billups Will Have Quiet Season For Detroit Pistons

+Read full article

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons fans were intrigued with some of the offseason transactions that took place with the team. A very popular signing was that of Chauncey Billups, who will turn 37 later this month.

The signing was probably more for sentimental seasons and to make amends with Billups for the unpopular decision to trade him five seasons ago. The Pistons are banking on the hope Billups will be more injury-free than he was with the Los Angeles Clippers over the past two seasons, in which he’s seen action in a combined 42 games. That’s not a very impressive stat.

Last season, Billups averaged 8.5 points, 1.5  rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. That’s obviously a far cry from his heyday when Billups was averaging in high double figures per game in scoring. The year he left Detroit for the Denver Nuggets five seasons ago was one of Billups’ better seasons with 19.5 points per game.

If he stays healthy, the Pistons know that Billups can give them some good minutes.

The team will have a very smart, seasoned player. He knows what to do with the ball, and doesn’t make bad decisions with it. They know they can trust him based on his previous numbers, and everything depends on how healthy he can stay during the season.

If he’s able to play most of the games for Detroit, Billups will be a huge asset, though he will not be as valuable as other players like Andre Drummond, Brandon Jennings, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith. If he doesn’t stay healthy, he will be of minor importance for Detroit.

John Raffel is a writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @JohnCarlRaffel, Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

Related:

Chauncey Billups‘ Signing Should Solidify Guard … – Rant Sports
Detroit Pistons’ Signing Of Chauncey Billups Is More … – Rant Sports

 

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Watch Thaddeus Young Reject Ilyasova

It wasn't exactly an explosive dunk attempt, but Thaddeus Young still made a nice block of Ersan Ilyasova to save a basket for the Brooklyn Nets.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Caldwell-Pope Emphatically Rejects LeBron

It isn't often we get to see someone completely own LeBron James on the basketball court. However, Detroit Pistons SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got the best of 'King James' on Friday night, as he appeared out of thin air to emphatically reject James' shot from downtown.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Noel Emphatically Posterizes Drummond

With Jahlil Okafor out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons, Nerlens Noel had an opportunity to shine, and he took advantage. Noel makes Andre Drummond look feeble on this play, and that isn't an easy thing to do.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Stan Van Gundy Loses Mind Over Silly Possession

On Wednesday night, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy lost his mind over a meaningless possession against the Boston Celtics, and the entire situation was nothing short of glorious.

Comment 0 Comments