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.
Mike Woodson is trying to convince Chauncey Billups to rejoin Knicks, according to sources. Billups, though, unlikely to accept minimum deal
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 9, 2013
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.