Clippers' acquisition of J.J. Redick could force out Chauncey Billups

Andy Lyons

The Clippers' futures of Chauncey Billups and Matt Barnes are in question with the acquisition of J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley.

The Los Angeles Clippers acquired J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley in a three-team trade on Tuesday, and that deal could mean the end of the line for Chauncey Billups in a Clippers uniform, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Billups started at shooting guard in all 22 regular-season games he played for the Clippers last year, but with Redick now in the fold, there's no playing time to be had at that position. Redick will likely start at the 2, with Jamal Crawford and Willie Green coming off the bench.

The Clippers do have a void at backup point guard with Eric Bledsoe going to the Phoenix Suns, but Billups' days as a point guard are likely done.

The acquisition of Redick and Dudley also could impact the future of Matt Barnes in Los Angeles. Barnes was a very effective player off the bench for the minimum last year, averaging 10.3 points and playing solid defense. With help coming to the Clippers on the wing in the form of Redick and Dudley, Barnes could look to go elsewhere.

However, there's an opening for Barnes as a backup small forward, so he could choose to stick around and play for a possible title contender.

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