Chauncey Billups hopes to play for Clippers by early December

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups anticipates he will still be out a month and doesn’t think he will be back on the court in November.

“Barring any setbacks, I’m hoping in a month I’ll be back out there,” Billups said while on ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday. “I’m back practicing with the team so everything is looking good.”

If everything goes according to plan, Billups will make his return to the starting lineup sometime in early December before the Clippers go on a four-game road trip on Dec. 11.

– Reported by Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles