Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 12:13 pm  |  19 responses

Chauncey Billups Aiming to Return in the First Week of December

The Clippers backcourt—with Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green and Eric Bledsoe (to say nothing of L.A.’s abundance of small forwards who could slide over to shooting guard)—is truly stacked, about as stacked as any backcourt in the NBA. And it’s about to become a little more stacked. CBS reports Chauncey Billups is set to return to the floor in the coming two weeks: “Chauncey Billups is shooting to return from Achilles surgery the first week of December, a move that will exponentially increase the Clippers’ championship experience and make one of the deepest backcourts in the league even more crowded. If you’re a team with title aspirations that’s currently suffering through the late November doldrums with two straight road losses, as is true of the Clippers on both counts, this is a good problem to have. Look no further than the Knicks with Jason Kidd or the Clippers last season with Billups before he got hurt to understand what a title-tested point guard can do for a team. But Billups’ imminent return raises the question of how he will affect the Clippers’ backcourt rotation, which already includes Chris Paul, Willie Green, Eric Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford. Once 40-year-old swingman Grant Hill returns from a bone bruise in his knee, the distribution of minutes and roles will become even more dicey. ’It seems like we’ll have an issue, but hopefully not,’ Paul said after the Clippers fell apart down the stretch and lost to the Nets 86-76 Friday night. ‘I think that’s the reason why we brought these great guys in our locker room so we won’t have an issue. Hopefully guys — which I believe — are all about winning. If you’re all about winning, then you play the minutes when you’ve got them.’”

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  • Shifty

    Jamal Crawford……..been a pleasure watching him do work this season.

  • LobCity

    Willie Green, you won’t be missed

  • msrita

    Jason Terry & Chaucey Bullups are the best at raining 3′s as a Lakers Fan I hate them both. To all Clippers Fans do you see any room for your Banners in the Staples Center. If you think any or our retired Jersey or Banners will be taken down you are sadly mistaken.

    True Lakers Fan.

  • spit hot fiyah

    he seems like the one who will drop out of the rotation for sure

  • Bojangles

    so chris paul and bledsoe play at the 1 and chauncey and crawford split time at the 2 and see whoever has it going that night finishes the game. Willie Green seems like the odd man out.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Ahhhh 3 bombs all day!

  • gusisit

    why are the clippers less important then the lakers? every team has the right to retire numbers and hang up championship banners. it is a SHARED arena both teams have the right to hang up banners as they wish

  • JML-G

    he just salty Clippers been balling this season while Lakers cant get away from drama (Pau vs D’antoni is the new one)

  • msrita

    They 16 banners along with the sparks and so many jerseys I don’t they can remove then so that’s my point like it or leave it.

  • Bored

    are you sure? Griffin should watch his back.

  • Bored

    chill out guy. im pretty sure if the Clips win a banner, they will make room.

  • msrita

    Bored ever heard of guy named msrita that’s a picture of my son who serving our Country. I’m just a Woman whose been a Lakers fan since they were playing at the Inglewood Fourm. LOL That you thought I was a Man. Do men argue with other men on this board.
    I’m sorry you looked a picture and the man named Ms Rita SMHLMBAO.

  • Bored

    i dont even even know what to say to that. i was responding to your comment. i dont care who you are, sorry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    My Lord the Clippers are stacked

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    y ou must be out of your mind….hes averaging like 20 points a game…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    what the hell is wrong with you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I knew it was never an option but man I wish the Clips would have traded Blake for Dwight

  • Max

    Are you a grandma?

  • LobCity

    As a true Laker fan you mention your team when they are not relevant to the topic. How did Billups coming back from injury turn into banners?