Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) continues to hear that Chauncey Billups is a serious consideration for the Cavs. Billups, he notes, has been close with associate head coach Tyronn Lue for years.
The guard met with Cleveland last week and was said to look rusty but still productive in his workout. The audition was sparked by Billups’ interest in playing with the Cavs, but it sounds like the interest is being reciprocated, at least to some degree.
Billups, 37, said in March that multiple NBA teams reached out about a front office role and said he would consider such an opportunity with the Pistons should the team make it available. The Pistons and Cavs were both reportedly high on him for a job in the front office, but it sounds as though he’s not ready to trade in his sneakers for dress shoes just yet. The veteran has openly mused about retirement but still stopped short of ruling out a return to the court. Billups also has media opportunities in front of him, according to Zwerling.
Billups played in just 19 games last season for Detroit and averaged just 3.8 PPG and 2.2 APG in that limited run. Over the course of 17 seasons, Billups averaged 15.2 PPG and 5.4 APG while capturing a championship and earning upwards of $100MM in salary.