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

Chauncey Billups didn't want to play shooting guard

Chauncey Billups reportedly said that he wasn’t disappointed in leaving L.A. because he didn’t want to play shooting guard.

Billups said he never wanted to play the 2 and only did it was a way for him to get on the floor. Joe Dumars said he wouldn’t be surprised if Billups won the starting point guard job this season, until the Pistons pulled off the Jennings trade.

“I definitely wasn’t disappointed. I didn’t want to be a two-guard anyway. I did it there because it’s a way for me to get on the floor. You are playing behind the best point guard in the league in Chris (Paul). I never saw myself as a shooting guard. I never wanted to play it.” Billups said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports

He won’t get the starting position anytime soon, as he will more than likely end his career in Detroit. Billups will get playing time, but probably not as much as he would like to have, unless something happens to Jennings.

It looks as if Chauncey will play the mentor role for Brandon Jennings as the Detroit Pistons enter the 2013-2014 NBA season.


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