A hard-playing guard, Chauncey Billups was selected from the Colorado University basketball team by the Boston Celtics in the 1997 NBA Draft. As a rookie after playing in 51 games and averaging 11.08 points per game and 4.3 assists per game at Boston he was traded to the Toronto Raptors and finished his rookie campaign, 1997-98, on a high-note.
Gaining experience with playing time for Denver and Minneapolis, the 6 ft 3 inch Chauncey Billups joined Detroit and has been one of the leaders of the Pistons ever-since. General manager Joe Dumars says this about Billups ‘he achieves dribble penetration and ball reversal in half-court sets as well as anyone I’ve seen. And, he forces opponents to take quick shots.’
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Since joining the Detroit Pistons in 2002-2003 Chauncey Billups has averaged over 16 points per game including a very solid 17.0 ppg and 7.2 assists per game in 2006-07. He led the team in the Pistons first round win in the 2007 postseason playoffs with a resounding 22.3 ppg with 7.0 apg and 4.0 rebounds per game. In his career Chauncey Billups has so far averaged 17.5 points per game thru 90 career playoff games.