"I don't agree that Blake Griffin is soft. But what I will say about Blake is that he's maybe too nice of a guy," Billups said. "Because there's been times in games where people take shots at Blake. And I tell him if that's me, you're going to have to take this two- or three-game suspension, and I'm going to punish somebody.
"That's just how I'm built. Blake is not really built like that. He's ... too soft of a guy inside for him to be like, 'All right, I'm just going to hurt somebody.' He just won't do it. I wish he would, and I think that people would look at him a lot different if he did that. But he's just not that kind of person."
Billups said "there's nobody that works harder" than Griffin, but the three-time All-Star would benefit if the Clippers were able to add "a veteran down low to help him ... to push him along a little faster."
Chauncey's comment also goes to what former Clipper forward Reggie Evans suggested Blake should do.
"Blake is 6-10 and what, 240 or something? He's a big boy. He should know how to defend himself out there," Evans told Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News. "... You're talking about a big man helping out another big man, you know what I'm saying? You've got to be able to defend yourself."