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Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons

Jun 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Chauncey Billups (right) is awarded the inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award trophy honoring best teammate in the NBA during by commissioner David Stern 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 an act of poetic justice, Chauncey Billups returns to the Detroit Pistons in what is hopefully the final stop of his long and illustrious career. It would be nice to see him finish play his last game with the same team he led to a championship in 2004 and a team that will undoubtedly retire his number in the future.

Billups is no longer the “Mr. Big-Shot” that he was in the past, and cannot contribute in the same ways he did during his last tenure with the Pistons, but for a $5 million contract over two years, he is one great pickup.

Billups will be the perfect mentor for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brandon Knight and he, along with the recently hired assistant coach Rasheed Wallace, will be instrumental in creating crowds for home games and revitalizing a franchise that has been to looking to re-enter the playoffs for so long.

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