He’s back. The Knicks announced today that they will pick up point guard, Chauncey Billups‘ 2012 option. The 34-year-old Billups will make $14 million and hopefully give the Knicks a better effort next season. Billups only played in Game 1 against the Celtics, scoring ten points on 3 of 11 shooting. The Knicks had an obvious gap at the point guard in Billups’ absence.

Reaction: The 2012 off-season will be interesting with both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard hitting free agency. Billups will be a nice one-year stop gap as the Knicks will once again be a playoff team in the East. I don’t think Billups can hang with the East’s top point guards(Rose, Rondo, Williams) defensively, but Mr. Big Shot needs to spread the floor more and give Amar’e and Carmelo more open looks.

Knick Fans: Are you happy with Billups coming back for another season?