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Chauncey Billups

37-Year-Old    PG,SG    Detroit Pistons

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

3.8

REB

1.5

AST

2.2

STL

0.4

BLK

0.1

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After spending two seasons in Los Angeles, Billups is headed back to the city where he earned the nickname "Mr. Big Shot." The Pistons added Billups this offseason to give the team some much-needed veteran leadership and extra depth at the guard positions. Billups averaged 8...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  5/1/2014
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 202 lbs   DOB: 9/25/1976  College: Colorado
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 1997   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chauncey Billups Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $5-million deal with the Pistons in July 2013. The second year of the deal is expected to be a team option.

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Billups (knee) was asked whether or not he would return before the end of the season and responded with, "It's going so fast. I'm not sure, we'll see," the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Chauncey Billups NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 27 80 35.8 16.5 3.4 5.8 1.0 0.1 2.1 44.2 89.8 2.3 0.6 2.8 4.8 42.6 5.1 11.4 4.3 4.8
2005-06 28 81 36.1 18.5 3.1 8.6 0.9 0.1 2.3 41.8 89.4 2.1 0.5 2.6 5.2 43.3 5.2 12.5 5.7 6.4
2006-07 29 70 36.2 17.0 3.4 7.2 1.2 0.2 1.6 42.7 88.3 2.0 0.3 3.1 4.5 34.5 5.0 11.6 5.5 6.2
2007-08 30 78 32.3 17.0 2.7 6.8 1.3 0.2 1.8 44.8 91.8 2.1 0.5 2.2 4.4 40.1 5.0 11.2 5.1 5.6
2008-09 31 79 35.3 17.7 3.0 6.4 1.2 0.2 2.1 41.8 91.3 2.2 0.4 2.6 5.0 40.8 5.2 12.4 5.3 5.8
2009-10 32 73 34.1 19.5 3.1 5.6 1.1 0.1 2.2 41.8 91.0 2.4 0.3 2.8 5.6 38.6 5.5 13.2 6.4 7.0
2010-11 33 DEN 51 32.3 16.5 2.5 5.3 1.0 0.2 2.1 43.8 92.3 2.5 0.2 2.2 4.7 44.1 4.6 10.5 5.2 5.6
2010-11 33 NYK 21 31.6 17.5 3.1 5.5 0.9 0.1 2.0 40.3 90.2 2.3 0.6 2.5 6.0 32.8 5.0 12.3 5.7 6.3
2010-11 33 DEN/NYK 72 32.1 16.8 2.6 5.4 1.0 0.2 2.0 42.7 91.6 2.5 0.3 2.3 5.0 40.2 4.7 11.0 5.3 5.8
2011-12 34 LAC 20 30.4 15.0 2.5 4.0 0.5 0.2 2.4 36.4 89.5 1.9 0.2 2.3 6.3 38.4 4.2 11.4 4.3 4.8
2012-13 35 LAC 22 19.0 8.4 1.5 2.2 0.5 0.0 1.5 40.2 93.8 1.2 0.1 1.4 4.1 36.7 2.4 6.0 2.0 2.2
2013-14 36 DET 19 16.3 3.8 1.5 2.2 0.4 0.1 0.7 30.4 83.3 1.3 0.2 1.3 2.5 29.2 1.3 4.2 0.5 0.6
Rest Of Season Projections 37 DET 1 0.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Chauncey Billups
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Chauncey Billups NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 10.0 1.4 0.6 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.2 21.4 0.0 1.2 0.2 0.4 1.6 12.5 0.6 2.8 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 12.3 2.8 1.0 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.6 28.6 100.0 1.4 0.2 0.8 2.3 26.1 1.0 3.5 0.2 0.2

 

Chauncey Billups Upcoming Games with Projected Stats – Next 14 Days
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Chauncey Billups – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #4 Shooting Guard

1.  Brandon Jennings

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2.  Will Bynum

3.  Peyton Siva

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True Shooting Percentage

42.7%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Chauncey Billups had a true shooting percentage of 42.7%.

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Chauncey Billups NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 27 80 36.0 16.5 3.4 5.8 1.0 0.1 2.1 44.2 89.8 2.3 0.6 2.8 4.9 42.6 5.1 11.5 4.3 4.8
2005-06 28 81 36.0 18.4 3.1 8.6 0.9 0.1 2.3 41.8 89.4 2.1 0.5 2.6 5.2 43.3 5.2 12.5 5.7 6.4
2006-07 29 70 36.0 16.9 3.4 7.1 1.2 0.2 1.5 42.7 88.3 2.0 0.3 3.0 4.5 34.5 4.9 11.6 5.5 6.2
2007-08 30 78 36.0 18.9 3.0 7.6 1.4 0.2 2.0 44.8 91.8 2.3 0.6 2.4 4.9 40.1 5.6 12.5 5.7 6.2
2008-09 31 79 36.0 18.1 3.1 6.5 1.2 0.2 2.1 41.8 91.3 2.3 0.4 2.7 5.1 40.8 5.3 12.7 5.4 5.9
2009-10 32 73 36.0 20.6 3.3 5.9 1.2 0.1 2.3 41.8 91.0 2.6 0.4 2.9 5.9 38.6 5.8 13.9 6.7 7.4
2010-11 33 DEN 51 36.0 18.4 2.7 5.9 1.1 0.3 2.3 43.8 92.3 2.8 0.3 2.5 5.2 44.1 5.1 11.7 5.8 6.3
2010-11 33 NYK 21 36.0 20.0 3.5 6.3 1.0 0.1 2.2 40.3 90.2 2.6 0.7 2.8 6.8 32.8 5.6 14.0 6.5 7.2
2010-11 33 DEN/NYK 72 36.0 18.8 3.0 6.0 1.1 0.2 2.3 42.7 91.6 2.8 0.4 2.6 5.7 40.2 5.3 12.4 6.0 6.5
2011-12 34 LAC 20 36.0 17.7 3.0 4.7 0.5 0.2 2.8 36.4 89.5 2.3 0.2 2.7 7.4 38.4 4.9 13.5 5.0 5.6
2012-13 35 LAC 22 36.0 15.8 2.8 4.2 1.0 0.1 2.8 40.2 93.8 2.2 0.2 2.6 7.8 36.7 4.6 11.4 3.9 4.1
2013-14 36 DET 19 36.0 8.4 3.3 4.9 0.9 0.1 1.6 30.4 83.3 2.9 0.5 2.8 5.6 29.2 2.8 9.2 1.2 1.4
Rest Of Season Projections 37 DET 1 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Chauncey Billups
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Chauncey Billups NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 27 80 2866 1316 271 464 81 9 165 44.2 89.8 180 48 223 387 42.6 404 913 343 382
2005-06 28 81 2925 1495 252 699 71 8 184 41.8 89.4 170 41 211 425 43.3 423 1012 465 520
2006-07 29 70 2533 1191 237 502 84 17 109 42.7 88.3 140 23 214 316 34.5 348 815 386 437
2007-08 30 78 2522 1324 212 529 101 17 137 44.8 91.8 160 42 170 342 40.1 393 877 401 437
2008-09 31 79 2788 1400 239 506 93 18 162 41.8 91.3 177 32 207 397 40.8 410 980 418 458
2009-10 32 73 2490 1427 228 409 82 9 157 41.8 91.0 177 25 203 407 38.6 402 962 466 512
2010-11 33 DEN 51 1646 840 125 271 52 12 105 43.8 92.3 129 12 113 238 44.1 235 536 265 287
2010-11 33 NYK 21 664 368 65 116 19 2 41 40.3 90.2 48 13 52 125 32.8 104 258 119 132
2010-11 33 DEN/NYK 72 2310 1208 190 387 71 14 146 42.7 91.6 177 25 165 363 40.2 339 794 384 419
2011-12 34 LAC 20 607 299 50 80 9 3 48 36.4 89.5 38 4 46 125 38.4 83 228 85 95
2012-13 35 LAC 22 418 184 32 49 12 1 33 40.2 93.8 26 2 30 90 36.7 53 132 45 48
2013-14 36 DET 19 309 72 28 42 8 1 14 30.4 83.3 25 4 24 48 29.2 24 79 10 12
Rest Of Season Projections 37 DET 1 0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Chauncey Billups
Preseason Projections 37 DET 61 1580 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Chauncey Billups

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Chauncey Billups NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 27 80 35.8 60.9 53.3 26.9 10.4 2.6 17.7
2005-06 28 81 36.1 60.2 50.9 33.1 8.1 4.1 21.1
2006-07 29 70 36.2 59.1 49.4 30.4 8.5 3.6 19.6
2007-08 30 78 32.3 61.9 52.6 30.1 9.1 3.3 19.3
2008-09 31 79 35.3 59.2 50.1 27.1 9.5 2.9 18.6
2009-10 32 73 34.1 60.1 49.9 23.1 10.0 2.3 18.8
2010-11 33 DEN 51 32.3 63.4 53.6 25.5 12.1 2.1 16.6
2010-11 33 NYK 21 31.6 58.2 48.3 24.2 10.0 2.4 16.9
2010-11 33 DEN/NYK 72 32.1 61.7 51.9 25.1 11.5 2.2 16.7
2011-12 34 LAC 20 30.4 55.4 46.9 20.6 9.8 2.1 12.4
2012-13 35 LAC 22 19.0 60.1 52.7 21.5 11.4 1.9 7.7
2013-14 36 DET 19 16.3 42.7 39.2 27.8 16.5 1.7 3.6
Rest Of Season Projections 37 DET 1 0.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Chauncey Billups
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Chauncey Billups 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 13 TOR                                
Apr 11 at CHI                                
Apr 9 at CLE                                
Apr 8 at ATL                                
Apr 5 BOS                                
Apr 4 at BKN                                
Apr 2 at IND                                
Mar 31 MIL                                
Mar 29 at PHI                                
Mar 28 MIA                                
Mar 26 CLE                                
Mar 24 at UTA                                
Mar 22 at LAC                                
Mar 21 at PHO                                
Mar 19 at DEN                                
Mar 15 IND                                
Mar 12 at TOR                                
Mar 11 SAC                                
Mar 9 at BOS                                
Mar 7 at MIN                                
Mar 5 CHI                                
Mar 3 NYK                                
Mar 1 at HOU                                
Feb 26 at SAS                                
Feb 24 GSW                                
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Feb 22 DAL                                
Feb 21 ATL                                
Feb 19 at CHA                                
Feb 18 CHA                                
Feb 12 CLE                                
Feb 10 SAS                                
Feb 8 DEN                                
Feb 7 BKN 9 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Feb 5 at ORL                                
Feb 3 at MIA                                
Feb 1 PHI                                
Jan 29 at ATL                                
Jan 28 ORL                                
Jan 26 at DAL                                
Jan 24 NOP                                
Jan 22 at MIL                                
Jan 20 LAC                                
Jan 18 at WAS                                
Jan 17 UTA                                
Jan 11 PHO                                
Jan 10 at PHI 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Jan 8 at TOR                                
Jan 7 at NYK 8 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2
Jan 5 MEM 14 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Dec 30 WAS 12 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
Dec 28 at WAS 8 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Dec 27 at ORL                                
Dec 23 at CLE 16 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
Dec 21 HOU                                
Dec 20 CHA 13 3 1 3 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 1
Dec 18 at BOS 19 6 1 1 2 0 2 2 5 0 0 2 5 0 1 2
Dec 16 at IND                                
Dec 15 POR 17 6 4 4 0 0 1 2 6 2 2 0 3 1 3 0
Dec 13 BKN 13 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Dec 11 at NOP                                
Dec 10 MIN 18 7 0 5 0 0 0 2 7 2 2 1 3 0 0 3
Dec 8 MIA                                
Dec 7 at CHI                                
Dec 4 at MIL                                
Dec 3 at MIA                                
Dec 1 PHI                                
Nov 29 LAL                                
Nov 27 CHI                                
Nov 25 MIL                                
Nov 24 at BKN                                
Nov 22 ATL                                
Nov 20 at ATL                                
Nov 19 NYK                                
Nov 17 at LAL                                
Nov 15 at SAC                                
Nov 12 at GSW 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11 at POR 14 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 8 OKC 28 3 5 2 2 0 3 1 6 0 0 1 5 0 5 1
Nov 5 IND 24 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Nov 3 BOS 21 5 4 2 2 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 4 2
Nov 1 at MEM 32 5 1 6 0 1 2 1 7 2 4 1 5 1 0 4
Oct 30 WAS 31 16 3 5 1 0 1 4 8 4 4 4 5 1 2 3

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Chauncey Billups: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Billups (knee) is aiming to play next season, the Denver Post reports. "I would like to walk out on my own and not have to crawl out," he said.

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Billups (knee) is still without a timetable to return, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Billups (knee) remains out for Tuesday's game, the Pistons' official site reports.

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Billups (knee) is still without an update on his status. He underwent minor surgery on his knee on February 20 and was expected to be re-evaluated early March.

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Billups underwent minor surgery on his knee and will be reevaluated in two-to-three weeks, the Pistons' official site reports.

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Billups (knee) will undergo surgery to repair his right meniscus, the Detroit News reports.

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Billups (knee) is inactive for Tuesday's game, Mlive.com reports.

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Billups (knee) did not play Monday and is still without an update on his status.

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Billups (knee) was a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Nuggets, but ultimately was not able to play.

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Billups (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against Denver, MLive reports.

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Billups will play in Saturday's game, MLive reports.

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Billups will not play in Friday's game against the Magic, the Pistons' official website reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Billups had a rough transition to shooting guard after the Clippers acquired Chris Paul to man the point guard spot, shooting a career-worst 36.4 percent while seeing his assists per game fall to their lowest level since 2002-03. Unfortunately for Billups, he never received sufficient time to get adjusted to the position change, as a torn Achilles’ ended his season after just 20 games. Billups is expected to miss all of training camp while he recovers from the injury but is expected to return in the early part of the season. Even if Billups has fully recovered from the injury, he should be drafted with caution since he’ll still be 36 years old and playing a relatively unfamiliar position. Billups has never been more than a slightly above average three-point shooter, and is decidedly below average from the field, as his 41.6 career field goal percentage would indicate. Instead, the savvy veteran will have to rely on his scoring ability to uphold his fantasy value. Despite the poor shooting percentage, Billups still managed to score 14.9 points, and his unparalleled excellence at the free-throw line should stabilize his scoring. In addition, Billups’ point guard mentality should also garner him a few more assists relative to other shooting guards in the league, but not nearly close to the levels he produced during his Pistons heyday. Billups may be on the downside of his career, but there’s still some value to be mined here.

2011-12

Fans saw two versions of Chauncey Billups after his trade to New York. A savvy veteran keying a fearsome offense with the ability to get to the free-throw line at will… and a fading greybeard sidelined by a variety of nagging injuries. The last of them – a knee injury suffered during Game 1 of the Knicks’ first-round playoff series against Boston – may have been the most costly, as the Celtics advanced in a sweep. After originally picking up their $14.2 million option on Billups, the Knicks decided to part ways with him via the amnesty clause to clear enough cap space to sign Tyson Chandler. The Clippers placed the winning bid on Billups, who's now expected to be slotted in at shooting guard alongside Chris Paul at the point. Billups has never played shooting guard in his career, but his penchant as more of a shoot-first point guard than a distributor should make the transition easy.

2010-11

Point guard is a young man's position, with Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Rajon Rondo among the league's best, followed by a deep crop of youngsters like Steph Curry, Brandon Jennings and, this year, John Wall. But even at age 34, Chauncey Billups continues to post excellent numbers. Last season, his 12th in the league, Billups posted a career-best 19.5 point average, while chipping in 5.6 dimes, 3.1 boards and 1.1 steals per game. One of the best free-throw shooters in NBA history, he shot 91 percent from the line last season – only Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Ray Allen were better. But aspects of his game that have little to do with his fantasy production could have an impact on Billups' roto numbers going forward. Once a quality defender, Billups is now routinely torched by the NBA's top points. With young speedster Ty Lawson waiting in the wings, Billups could wind up losing some playing time, or playing off the ball more this season.

2009-10

Just two games into the 2008-09 season, Billups was sent to Denver, in exchange for Allen Iverson. Denver went on to reach the Western Conference Finals. Detroit sputtered badly, started bickering, was swept out of the playoffs and fired its coach. Talk about your resume-builders. Last season may have cemented Billups’ place as one of the league’s top floor leaders, but from a fantasy perspective, not much has changed. His value is in his remarkable consistency… he’s averaged between 16 and 18.5 points per game every year since he first arrived in Detroit. He’s a mortal lock for around seven assists per game, having averaged between 5.7 and 8.6 every year since 2003-04. He won’t shoot too well… around .410 from the field, slightly lower from three… and grab 1.2 or 1.3 steals per game, and play every night. (He’s played 70-plus games every season since 1999-2000). And he’s always excellent from the free-throw line. Even at his age – he’ll be 33 when the Nuggets tip-off the 2009-10 season – it’s not hard to envision a boost to Billups’ numbers next season. Bear in mind, he didn’t have the benefit of a full training camp with his current teammates last year, and he still managed to post numbers remarkably similar to the ones he generated on a team he knew like the back of his own hand.

2008-09

"It’s an interesting year in Detroit. There’s been a coaching change (Michael Curry) plus the comments of general manager Joe Dumars, declaring major changes to the lineup. Despite rumors of trade talks involving Billups, he remains the starting point guard on a team that’s still a threat in the Eastern Conference. But there’s a feel of transition going on with the team’s competitive window closing. Expect to see more of combo guard Rodney Stuckey this year at the point. Still, Billups is a clutch performer and the unquestioned leader of the team. He uses his strength against smaller opponents and can drill the 3-poitner. He’s very good breaking down opponents off the dribble and is an excellent free-throw shooter (88.6% career) while getting to the line over six times per game the last three seasons. He’s one of the best defenders at the position and averages 1.05 steals per game with the Pistons. Billups rarely makes mistakes and smartly runs this team. He’s not an elite assist man (5.5 career apg) at the position, but makes up for that in other categories (FT%, points, 3-pointers). "

2007-08

Billups returns to Detroit after signing a big fat contract in the offseason. While Billups is a very productive fantasy player in several categories, his biggest basketball asset is leadership. And that will be needed more than ever because the Pistons aren’t the elite team they were in recent years. The Pistons’ next generation – Jason Maxiell and Amir Johnson – are expected to become bigger members of the rotation and Billups will have to get them involved. He’s put up the best assist and scoring numbers of his career in the last two seasons under the Flip Saunders regime and had a league-leading 3.59 assist to turnover ratio among full-time point guards in 2006-07.

2006-07

The transition from Larry Brown’s system to Flip Saunders’ netted big dividends for Billups – in the 2005-06 season, Billups posted major increases in points per game (18.5, up from 16.5 in ’04-’05) and assists (from 5.8 to 8.6 per game) while keeping his stellar three-point and free-throw percentages intact. The loss of Ben Wallace shouldn’t impact Billups’ numbers all that much; even with Big Ben manning the middle, Billups didn’t gamble for a lot of steals (.9 per game last year). What could make a difference, though, is the presence of a bench scoring option. Last year Detroit’s bench was among the league’s thinnest. This year, Flip Murray and the improving Carlos Delfino might take some of the scoring load from the first unit.

2005-06

Billups is the unquestioned leader of the deepest and most balanced team in the league. That doesn’t necessarily translate into killer fantasy numbers, though. His 16.5 points and 5.8 assists per game put him in the second tier of fantasy point guards, well behind players without his championship pedigree. One thing Billups does exceptionally well, though, is hit from downtown. He shot 42% from three last season, hitting 165 treys – only Joe Johnson and Damon Jones hit more while shooting that high a percentage. Billups is also money at the free-throw line, hitting 90 percent of his attempts last season.

2004-05

Billups thrived on the big stage last season, culminating in his selection as MVP of the NBA finals. The former No. 3 overall pick in the draft is finally living up to his potential, and can definitely be considered a starting fantasy point guard. While Billups' shooting percentage went down to 39.4 percent, he stepped up in every other category, scoring 17 a game, racking up 5.7 assists, 1.8 threes and 1.1 steals per game. He's also a great free throw shooter at 88 percent. Expect all Billups' numbers to improve once again in 04-05. The Pistons are loaded, and Billups should benefit from all the talent around him.

2003-04

Billups established himself as Detroit's second scoring option behind Richard Hamilton. He averaged a solid 16.2 points for the Pistons and hit over 39% of his 3-point attempts. Although a PG, Billups won't get you a lot of assists -- he had just 3.9 per game. At least his average of 3.7 rebounds will make up a little bit for that. The biggest question mark about Billups seems to be his health - he has played all 82 games in a season just once, and has gone over 70 games just three times in his seven-year career. Of course, those three seasons came in the past three years, so maybe Billups is learning how to take better care of himself.