Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Pistons have brought back
guard Chauncey Billups.
Terms were not disclosed, but the Detroit Free Press had previously reported
the contract to be worth $5 million over two years.
Billups played for Detroit from 2002-2008 and was the NBA Finals MVP when the
Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the spring of 2004. He was dealt to
Denver early in the 2008-09 season and has also played for the Knicks and
Clippers since leaving the Pistons.
"I'm very happy to be back in Detroit," said Billups at a Tuesday news
In 22 games last season for the Clippers, Billups averaged 8.4 points and 2.2
assists. He played just 20 games in 2011-12 for the Clippers before suffering
a torn Achilles tendon in February 2012.
The Colorado product, who will turn 37 in September, began his NBA career with
Boston in the 1997-98 season and also played for Toronto, Denver and Minnesota
before first joining the Pistons for the 2002-03 campaign.
A five-time All-Star, Billups has averaged 15.4 points, 5.5 assists and 2.9
rebounds over 1,024 NBA regular-season games, including 930 starts.
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