Chauncey Billups, Jamal Crawford Headed to Los Angeles Clippers

Wes MurryContributor IIIJuly 5, 2012

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According to the Los Angeles Times, guards Chauncey Billups and Jamal Crawford will be signing contracts with the Los Angeles Clippers as soon as the NBA's moratorium period is over and players will be able to sign contracts.

Billups, who was limited last season with the Clippers because of a season-ending left achilles tendon surgery, is expected to sign a one-year deal worth up to $4.3 million with bonuses.

Crawford, the NBA's 2010 Sixth Man of the Year opted not to return with the Portland Trailblazers for $5.3 million.  According to the Los Angeles Times, he is expected to sign a three-year, $15.7 million contract.

Crawford averaged 13.9 points per game last season in Portland, and Billups averaged 15 points for the Clippers last season.

The signings resulted in the Clippers canceling their meeting with veteran guard, Ray Allen, which means he'll likely sign with the Miami Heat.