Chauncey Billups’ Absence Could Kill Denver’s Dream of a Title

December 18th, 2009 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »
The two players that are the most important to the Denver Nuggets in 2009-10 are Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups—one’s the leading producer, the other just plain leads.

Billups runs the Nuggets—he calls all the plays, makes sure everyone is in their correct positions and calls them out when they’re not.

Billups almost always has the ball in his hands as Denver moves the ball upcourt, and knows what to do with it once he’s there.

As he walks up court, Billups knows how to dissect and defeat a defense by dropping dimes to teammates. Ball movement, at times a weakness of the 2009-10 Nuggets, begins and ends with Chauncey Billups.

And when Denver falls in love with the jumper, another downfall at times, Billups can change the team’s mindset and drive quickly to the hole.

Plus, Mr. Big Shot is the Nuggets’ second leading scorer at 17.4 points per game and he’s the leading assist man with 5.7 dimes per.  

In all, Billups is the main catalyst for the Nuggets on both the of ...

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