It's unlikely at this point that Billups will be with the Knicks beyond the 2011-12 season, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a thing or two to teach young Iman Shumpert before he leaves the Big Apple for good.
Billups is an interesting case study in being patient with a young player's development given how his career unfolded, and both the Knicks and Shumpert can learn from his experiences.
For his part, Chauncey has already showed a willingness to teach young Iman at the Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas.
Billups told SLAMOnline that he was looking forward to playing with Shumpert and that he is going to try to make him a star.
At 34 years old and after 14 years in the NBA, Billups is firmly entrenched in the mentor stage of his career, even if his contributions on the court are still significant.