Despite reports that 15-year-veteran, Chauncey Billups, was shooting to return from Achilles surgery the first week of December, a league source tells Y! Sports he’ll start at shooting guard tonight, making his season debut when the Clippers host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Billups’ season ended February 6th in Orlando when he suffered a torn left Achilles tendon, and his return couldn’t be more timely as the 8-6 Clippers are trying to break a 4-game losing-streak.
According to Yahoo! Sports:
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups will make his season debut Wednesday night and is expected to start against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.
Billups, 36, isn’t expected to be under a minutes restriction, but the Clippers do plan to bring him along slowly as he gets into stronger condition.
“I don’t have a filter. I’m so honest with people when they’re coming back from injury. I’ll be like, ‘You look a step slow still.’ But he looks great.”