Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
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.