At 38 and struggling to stay healthy after 17 NBA seasons, Billups decided to step away from basketball this summer.
Former Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey attributes the Pistons’ recent decline directly to the trading of Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson in 2008.
Chauncey Billups tells Yahoo Sports he is retiring.
Billups, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in February, played in just 19 games in the 2013-14 campaign, averaging 3.8 points and 2.2 assists.
37-year-old Detroit Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups will apparently not have to go far to shoot hoops this summer.
“That would have been my personal option. There’s no way I would have played in that game.”
The question is whether the Pistons, led by Los Angeles-based owner Tom Gores, will give Billups the opportunity.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that guard Chauncey Billups underwent a successful arthroscopic surgical procedure on his left knee.
Bynum, a sixth-year player, did not seem much happier with the situation on Thursday at the team practice facility.
“Some people just have it in them, those ice-cold veins,” said forward Greg Monroe. “He just has a knack for making big shots.”