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Chauncey Billups: The Big 4 In Miami Or Los Angeles
The biggest name in the NBA right now is Carmelo Anthony, not because of his play on the court but his trade destination.
Sources have confirmed that three teams are in deep discussions involving a trade for Anthony. Thanks to the Detroit Pistons, the trade talks between Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets have been revived.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the talks expressed optimism Sunday that a three-team deal involving the Pistons featuring at least 15 players — with Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups winding up in New Jersey with Anthony — could be completed in the next day or two.
As of late Sunday night, sources said, New Jersey believed it was poised to receive Anthony, Billups and Hamilton, with Denver landing two future first-round picks and six players. The Nuggets’ haul would feature Nets rookie Derrick Favors, former All-Star guard Devin Harris and Nets sharpshooter Anthony Morrow. In addition, the Nuggets would bring in the New Jersey threesome of Quinton Ross, Ben Uzoh and Stephen Graham included for salary-cap purposes.
Detroit, meanwhile, was to receive Nets big man Johan Petro and the expiring contract of Nets forward Troy Murphy, with the Pistons motivated to join in by the $17-plus million in long-term savings they’d earn by shedding Hamilton’s contract.
This deal is still contingent on Melo signing an extension.
This trade could play an important role on who wins the NBA championship. Billups has made it clear that he does not want to play in New Jersey and will want a buy out, which I believe New Jersey will be happy to do.
With the buy out Billups may choose any team for the veteran minimum. The team he chooses must be playing for a championship.
Of the top teams, Los Angeles and Miami are in need of a point guard upgrade. He can help both teams by providing perimeter defense and help spread the offense by knocking down jump shots.
Billups becoming a free agent will change the landscape of the NBA Championship