The Cleveland Cavaliers have some sort of interest in Chauncey Billups, however, no one seems to be able to decipher if that’s as a player or as a potential future assistant coaching candidate or front office position.
Bilups only played 19 games last season with the Detroit Pistons after undergoing knee surgery. Detroit declined his player option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Nevertheless, the Cavaliers met with the 37-year-old guard on Tuesday. It’s unclear what motive either side pursued in said meeting. Though, interest is mutual it seems.
Could Chauncey Billups be the next veteran to join the Cleveland Cavaliers? Multiple sources tell WFNY that Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star, spent Tuesday in Cleveland with Cavs head assistant coach Tyronn Lue, ultimately finishing up his trip with a Warehouse District dinner meeting alongside Lue, Cavs general manager David Griffin, head coach David Blatt. This, of course, comes one day after the Cavs contingent met with free agent small forward Shawn Marion.
The nature of any discussions with the Cavs are unclear, but it is believed that Billups, who will be 38 years old by the time the 2014-15 season tips off, is interested in eventually moving into a coaching or executive role once he officially retires. Retiring is the operative word, however, as the 2004 NBA Finals MVP was believed to be in search of another contract as recent as early July, working out in Las Vegas and reportedly looking good despite his age and recent run of injuries.
Billups has indicated his interest in continuing his playing career in the right situation. However, he also has showed interest in joining a team’s front office or coaching staff in the future as well.
Right now, when it comes to Billups and where his heart is, we just don’t know.