|June 30 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST2:55 UAE (+1)00:5518:55 ET5:55 PM CT21:55 - The Detroit Pistons say they won't pick up the team option on Billups' contract for the 2014-15 season.
Analysis: Coach Stan van Gundy says Monday's announcement was a hard one. He says the 37-year-old guard "will always be a valued member of the Detroit Pistons' family."
|Feb. 19 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CT2:39 - Billups had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and he's expected to be evaluated after two to three weeks. The team announced the operation Thursday. Billups had surgery to smooth irregularities in the meniscus and alleviate pain and inflammation.
Analysis: Billups signed with Detroit as a free agent before the season, but he's played only 19 games for the Pistons, averaging 3.8 points.
|Nov. 16 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Billups is out with knee tendinitis.
Analysis: Billups has not played since Jan. 10 and the 37-year-old is too old to be a fantasy option.
|July 16 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST1:25 UAE (+1)23:2517:25 ET4:25 PM CT20:25 - The Pistons brought Billups back on a two-year deal for $2.5 million each year. The five-time All-Star turns 37 in September.
Analysis: Billups tore his left Achilles tendon during the 2011-12 season, when he was limited to 20 games with the Los Angeles Clippers, and he played 22 games for them last season. Billups helped Detroit to the 2004 NBA title. The Pistons dealt him to Denver on Nov. 3, 2008, and they are almost 100 games under .500 since making the unpopular move.
|July 11 11:31 AM PT12:31 PM MT1:31 PM CT2:31 PM ET18:31 GMT2:31 11:31 AM MST1:31 PM EST22:31 UAE20:3114:31 ET1:31 PM CT17:31 - Billups wanted to stay with the Detroit Pistons for the rest of his career. Now, the team that traded him away wants him back.
Analysis: Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars confirmed Thursday morning that Billups and the team have agreed to terms on a contract. Billups is getting a two-year deal, the first season is guaranteed, for $2.5 million each year.