New York Knicks: Mike Woodson Wants Chauncey Billups

Jun 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Chauncey Billups (right) is awarded the inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award trophy honoring best teammate in the NBA during by commissioner David Stern during a press conference prior to game two of the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are looking to fill out the roster, and are looking at veteran guards who would be willing to sign for the minimum. According to Frank Isola, of New York Daily News, Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is trying to convince Chauncey Billups to return to the team.

Billups was part of the Carmelo Anthony package that was sent to the Knicks in the 2010-11 season. Even though he wanted to stay with the Denver Nuggets and finish his career there, he had no choice but to move on. He started in 21 regular season games for the Knicks that season and averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 assists per game.

Despite saying that he wanted to return and try to grow with the team, Billups was amnestied by New York and ended up joining the Los Angeles Clippers.

As Isola points out, it’s probably quite unlikely Billups would accept such a modest offer, especially considering the fact that the Knicks are more pretenders than contenders at this point.


Topics: Chauncey Billups, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

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