No doubt about it, Chauncey Billups deserves his spot on this roster.
Maybe he was the oldest player at the first meeting in Las Vegas, but thanks to his experience (he has already spent 13 years in the NBA and played for the USA in 2007) and his playmaking, he could be critical in Turkey.
“Chauncey Billups gives you veteran backcourt leadership for certain,” confirmed Jerry Colangelo a few weeks ago.
The former Detroit Pistons player will be a mentor for young and talented point guards like Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo.
Because the competition at point guards promises to be fierce on this roster, Billups will probably get some time as a shooting guard as well.
Team USA officials like the veteran presence he provides.