One of the big moves the Los Angeles Clippers made prior to the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA seasons was the acquisition of guard Chauncey Billups. Although Billups was only able to play in 20 games for the Clippers before suffering a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, it appears as though he will return to the team for at least one more year.
Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that the popular veteran will be returning for the 2012-13 season. Billups is expected to sign a one-year deal with the team on July 11. The contract could be worth up to $4.3 million if Billups successfully reaches all bonuses.
Billups was a definite impact player during his time on the court with the Clippers and brought a much-needed veteran presence to a young team. The Clippers will be hoping to benefit from his leadership over a full season this time.
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