The 10 Greatest Pistons in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

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#6: Chauncey Billups (PER 20.7) 

Just ahead of Howell is Mr. Big Shot Chauncey Billups, who led the Detroit Pistons to a title and remains one of the most popular players in team history. Many believe Billups should be in the Hall himself, though a slow start to his career and the fact that he never finished higher than 5th in the MVP voting may hold him back from that honor. 

Billups averaged 16.5 points, 6.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 482 games for Detroit, but a lot of what he brought to those teams can’t be measured in stats, as he was the team leader in that time, a guy who hit a multitude of clutch shots and won a Finals MVP with the team.  

We’ll have to wait and see if that’s enough to get him into the Hall eventually, but he was one of the best all-around point guards of his era and a guy who wasn’t afraid of the big moment.