When Chauncey Billups went down last season after tearing his Achilles, many feared that would be the end of his career. Luckily, he vowed to come back, even at the age of 36. Well, Chauncey is healed and is ready to suit up for the Clippers tonight. And he will actually be in the starting lineup at shooting guard. Head coach Vinny Del Negro isn’t wasting any time.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups will make his season debut Wednesday night and is expected to start against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.
Billups tore his left Achilles tendon in a Feb. 6 game at Orlando and missed the remainder of the 2011-12 season. He wasn’t expected to return until December.
Billups, 36, isn’t expected to be under a minutes restriction, but the Clippers do plan to bring him along slowly as he gets into stronger condition