Chauncey Billups Can Win Pistons’ Starting PG Job

Jun 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Chauncey Billups wins inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award trophy honoring best teammate in the NBA 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

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 not.

Apparently the starting roster spot is wide open, and the veteran may have an inside edge.

Here’s Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

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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Topics: Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons, NBA

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