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Coming into this truncated season, Chauncey Billups was set to dominate on the new-and-improved New York Knicks squad.
However, the Knicks had other plans, as they cut Billups in order to make room to sign Tyson Chandler and fill their massive hole at center.
Due to possessing both rising point guard Toney Douglas and newly drafted Iman Shumpert, the organization did not see Billups and his $14.2 million contract as a necessity.
Billups was obviously hurt by the Knicks amnestying him and warned non-contenders not to claim him off the waiver wires.
The veteran point guard even threatened retirement if taken by a rebuilding franchise.
However, the Clippers took a chance and picked up Billups. Many were confused and wondering if LAC, a team notorious for their losing ways, completely ignored Billups' request.
But just a few days later, the Clippers swung a deal to acquire superstar Chris Paul.
For the first time in franchise history, Los Angeles' second team was looking like a force to be reckoned with.
Despite all the buzz around the organization, many were still questioning how coach Vinny Del Negro was going to utilize Billups.
Well, Del Negro decided to place Billups in the starting lineup as the shooting guard next to Chris Paul.
Despite not playing his natural position, Billups has flourished and revitalized his career. The former University of Colorado star is averaging an efficient 16 points and four assists per game.
The future looks bright for Billups and the Clippers.