6. Chauncey Billups

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6. Chauncey Billups
While Chauncey Billups may not have been considered a superstar by the NBA masses, there are many insiders who would disagree.

With surprisingly little fanfare, Billups would five-time All-Star (in consecutive fashion) but far more importantly would be the MVP in the shocking Detroit Pistons victory in 2004, an accolade that can’t be ignored and one that could propel him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Guard would finish his career with an 18.8 PER, a very good mark that puts him in the Hall of Fame discussion.

Should he be inducted into Springfield?

We suspect that there are many fans in Detroit who think so!

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Denver, CO)
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Point Guard, Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1997
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Finals MVP (1) (2004)
    Second Team All-NBA (1) (2006)
    Third Team All-NBA (2) (2007 & 2009)
    NBA All-Defensive Team (2) (2005 & 2006)
    NBA All-Star (5) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)
    J.Walter Kennedy Award (1) (2008)
    Teammate of the Year (1) (2013)
    Most 3-Point Field Goals (3) (2001-02, 2002-03 & 2005-06)
    Most Points (2) (2004-05 & 2005-06)
    Highest 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: (4) (2000-01, 2001-02, 2010-11 & 2011-12)
    Highest Offensive Rating (1) (2005-06)
    NBA Championship Rings: (1) (Detroit Pistons 2004)
    FIBA World Championship Gold Medal (1) (U.S.A., 2010)
    FIBA Americas Gold Medal (1) (U.S.A., 2007)
    Second Team All-American (1) (1997)
    First Team All-Big 10 (1) (1997)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Assists (2) (2005-06 & 2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (2) (2005-06 & 2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (11) (1998-99, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: (2) (2004-05 & 2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage: (4) (2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08 & 2010-11)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goals (3) (1998-99, 2002-03 & 2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goals Attempts (3) (1998-99, 2005-06 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (2) (2003-04 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (1) (2007-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (5) (2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (6) (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (2) (2005-06 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Box Plus/Minus (4) (2005-06, 2007-08 2008-09 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (2) (2005-06 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rating (5) (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 & 2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assist Percentage (2) (2005-06 & 2007-08)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 5.     Free Throw Percentage: .894
    20.   3-Point Field Goals: 1,830
    20.   3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 4,725
    30.   Offensive Win Shares: 92.4
    42.   Offesnive Box Plus/Minus: 3.5
    45.   VORP: 43.5
    46.   Assists: 5,636
    47.   Win Shares: 120.8
    58.   Box Plus/Minus: 3.2
    60.   Free Throws: 4,496
    72.   True Shooting Percentage: .580
    85.   Free Throw Attempts: 5,029
    92.   3-Point Field Goal Percentage: .894
    97.   Assists per Game: 5.4


Should Chauncey Billups be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 77.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.2%

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0 #1 CoryR 2019-03-14 23:10
This guy was a game changer. In his prime he was as good as Ray Allen maybe better, he fizzled out, but man he would change a 15 point deficit into a 3 point lead like it was a 9-5 job.
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