Billups ‘Never Wanted’ to Play Two-Guard
After winning the 2004 NBA championship with the Pistons and being named a five-time All-Star, (Chauncey) Billups wants to prove he can still play point guard at a high level. Last season, he played just 22 games, averaging career-lows of 8.4 points and 2.2 assists. The Clippers then acquired shooting guard J.J. Redick to replace Billups, who played out of position alongside point guard Chris Paul.
“I definitely wasn’t disappointed,” Billups said. “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.
“I never saw myself as a shooting guard. I never wanted to play it.”