Clippers starting SG and former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups is continuing to struggle with injuries, as he is out indefinitely with peroneal tendinitis in his left foot. This injury is unrelated to his ruptured Achilles tendon, which he missed most of last season with.
In the Clippers' 84 games since Billups signed with the club, they are 17-6 in while he's been active. While there's a ton of variables that also could affect that statistic, it's no secret the Clippers are a much better team with Chauncey than with Randy Foye last year and Willie Green this year.
Officially, there is no timetable for Billups' return, but he is expected to return after the next two weeks. Another two weeks without their starter won't hurt the Clippers too terribly, but it will be interesting to see how minutes are distributed. Willie Green started in Chauncey's place in the 15 games Billups has missed thus far- and he didn't play a second in the other three. But, Green has shot just a tick under 43% from deep this season, and this development means more opportunity for Bledsoe and Crawford.
So, these two weeks aren't the end of the world. But the troubling trend that two weeks from now, Chauncey Billups will have missed almost 75% of his games as a Clipper... that's concerning.