NBA Rumors: Will Chauncey Billups Be Traded to the Portland Trail Blazers?

September 28th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
For the Denver Nuggets, things were about to go pretty bad. They were about to lose their star player in all-star small forward, Carmelo Anthony. It never happened. But now more trade talks are occurring within the organization. Could Chauncey Billups be the one to actually get traded instead?

According to Insider NBA Senior Writer, John Hollinger, the Portland Trail Blazers could make a run for the veteran point guard.

“Portland has $15 million in expiring contracts, two first-round picks, and a disgruntled but tempting wing in Rudy Fernandez,” Hollinger wrote in a story about the Trail Blazers. “If [GM Rich] Cho can parlay some or all of those assets into, say, Chauncey Billups, the Blazers can hang with anybody.”

It may be obvious that Anthony would leave next season. Just about a month ago, Billups was asked during the FIBA World Championships about what would happen if the Nuggets are in rebuilding mode and Anthony is gone.

Billups would have no good assets, really.

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