In case you haven’t heard, Chauncey Billups is back with the Detroit Pistons, where many thought he would act as an effective backup to youngster Brandon Knight.
Apparently the starting roster spot is wide open, and the veteran may have an inside edge.
With five guards currently on the roster, training camp competition will be stiff come October. Dumars wouldn’t be surprised if his newest acquisition emerged as the starting point guard.
“Chauncey and (coach) Mo Cheeks talked about this and said, let’s not predetermine this,” Dumars said. “If he is, he is. If it’s Brandon (Knight), its Brandon.”
We have no doubt Billups has a strong chance of winning the starting job at the age of 36. The problem is, do the Pistons truly want him to be the starter?
Does it make sense to take away playing time from younger players in order to be a bit more competitive with Billups? Probably not. What do you think?
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