The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that five-time NBA All-Star guard Chauncey Billups will return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Billups appeared in 20 games for the Clippers last season before suffering a torn left Achilles tendon on Feb. 6 in Orlando.
“We are all excited to have Chauncey back,” Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said. “I know how hard he has worked to get to this point and we are looking forward to incorporating him into the lineup.”
Less than 10 months after tearing his left Achilles tendon, Chauncey Billups is poised to make his 2012-13 debut with the Clippers Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The 2004 Finals MVP may start at guard alongside Chris Paul. Willie Green has started the previous 14 games at shooting guard.
Submitted by mburke on November 27, 2012 - 3:50pm
Chauncey Billups has made it a priority to come back from his achilles injury better than ever.
PLAYA VISTA – Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Clippers, according to Caron Butler, got back to the basics during their hour-long practice Tuesday at the team’s training facility.
“We got back to the basics today,” Butler said. “[We] got in here and went through practice and went over some rotations, some defensive things.”
LOS ANGELES – Caron Butler made his first 3-pointer with 8:19 left in the first quarter of Monday night’s 105-98 loss to the Hornets and went into halftime just 2-for-4 from distance.
LOS ANGELES – A record shooting night from beyond the 3-point line and a return from a four-game road trip were not enough to beat the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night at Staples Center.
The Clippers made a franchise-record 18 3-pointers in 35 attempts, including a career-high and franchise-record nine from Caron Butler, but the Hornets nearly matched L.A.’s prowess from beyond the arc to win, 105-98, and extend the Clippers’ season-long losing streak to four games.