Billups set to return on Wednesday

The Los Angeles Clippers announced that Chauncey Billups will make his season debut Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The veteran guard missed the first 14 games while recovering from surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon.

Billups suffered the injury on Feb. 6 in Orlando, ending his first campaign with the Clippers after 20 games.

"We are all excited to have Chauncey back," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "I know how hard he has worked to get to this point and we are looking forward to incorporating him into the lineup."

Billups averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds before the injury.

A five-time NBA All-Star, Billups has averaged 15.5 points, 5.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds in a career that spans more than 1,000 games.