Years in NBA: 17
NBA stats: 1043 G, 15.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.2 BPG
College stats: 55 G, 18.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 5.1 APG
NBA accolades: 1x NBA Champion, 1x NBA Finals MVP, 5x NBA All-Star, 1x All-NBA Second Team, 2x All-NBA Third Team, 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
College accolades: 1997 Second Team All-America
International accolades: 2007 FIBA Americas Championship Gold Medal, 2010 FIBA World Championship Gold Medal
Chauncey Billups has come a long way since being the guy who was traded just 51 games into his rookie season. After a rather underwhelming first four years in the NBA, Billups finally got a chance during year five and began to show what he could do when he stepped into a starting role for the Minnesota Timberwolves. After signing with Detroit that offseason, his career truly began; over a nine-season stretch from 2002-03 through 2010-11, he averaged 17.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game, the only guard to put up those numbers while playing at least 70 games per season.
For his efforts he earned five All-Star selections, an NBA Championship ring and an NBA Finals MVP. That run as the league's steadiest point guard may just be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame.