Blazers reach out to PG Chauncey Billups

Blazers reach out to PG Chauncey Billups
July 2, 2012, 8:58 pm
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ChrisHaynes, Trail Blazers Insider (@ChrisBHaynes)

ThePortland Trail Blazers are attempting to make major moves during theearly stages of this free-agency period.

CSNNW.comhas learned from a source close to the situation that the TrailBlazers are one of several teams who have reached out to therepresentatives of unrestricted free agent point guard ChaunceyBillups.

TheTrail Blazers need a veteran point guard to help mentor their newfranchise point guard in Damian Lillard, and Billups would be an idealcandidate. I'm told that, Billups is exploring all of hisoptions.

General manger, Neil Olshey, is very fond of Billups and likewise. That relationship could play a major factor.

Billupsonly played in 20 games last season as a member of the LosAngeles Clippers before his season was cut short due to a torn left Achilles tendon he sustained in early February.

He has a career average of 15.5 points per game, 2.9rebounds, and 5.5 assist.