t would be a nice touch if Chauncey Billups could end his career as a Piston.

But don’t expect that to happen.

After recovering and working relentlessly to come back from an Achilles tear two seasons ago, Billups played and started in just 22 games for the Los Angeles Clippers this season. He averaged 8.4 points per game and shot 40.2% from the field for the playoff-bound team.

But since the Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Memphis Grizzlies, they’ve made roster changes, acquiring Jared Dudley, sharpshooter J.J. Redick and resigning All-Star point guard Chris Paul. The also fired coach Vinny Del Negro and replaced him with former Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

That left Billups without a team because Dudley and Redick are shooting guards, plus the team picked up the option on Detroiter Willie Green, another shooting guard. Billups was used as a shooting guard last season.

The 36-year-old Billups, who led the Pistons to the 2004 NBA title, had indicated in a tweet from ESPN’s Chris Broussard that he’d like to play two more years.