Chauncey Billups is the athlete representative on the 2013-2016 USA Basketball Board of Directors, and Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond are participating in a Team USA minicamp. So, all three are in Las Vegas this week.
Chauncey Billups also has been around Las Vegas this week, having been a part of the USA basketball pipeline in past years.
He took Monroe and Drummond to dinner Tuesday night, along with some team front-office members who are also in attendance.
“We got a chance to sit and talk to him, get to know him a little bit,” Monroe said.
Billups knows how to play point guard, and hopefully Brandon Knight will better learn the position as a result of Billups being on the team. But Billups also knows a whole lot about playing in the NBA and managing the lifestyle that comes with it, and those lessons apply to every player. Ideally, Billups imparts than knowledge on all the Pistons’ young players.