The New York Knicks are bringing Denver native Chauncey Billups back for next season.
You may have heard the big news out of New York last week: The Knicks finally got Carmelo Anthony. Perhaps lost in the shuffle of Melomania was that Chauncey Billups made the trip from Denver as well — and that move is already looking brilliant for the Knicks.
The New York Knicks ended the Carmelo Anthony trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal.
Nene had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups scored 20 points each and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 109-90 on Wednesday night.
Denver Nuggets fans have pretty much accepted the notion the All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will soon be leaving. Harder to digest is the realization he might be taking hometown hero Chauncey Billups with him.
Carmelo Anthony doesn’t think a trade to New Jersey is imminent. The Denver Nuggets All-Star forward also said after practice Monday he regrets that teammate and Denver native Chauncey Billups’ name has come up in reports of a three-team deal involving Detroit.
If this was Carmelo Anthony’s farewell, he sure didn’t go out on a high note.
Sacramento scored 69 first-half points before completing a 119-102 blowout win over Denver.
Eric Gordon scored 28 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Los Angeles snap Denver’s four-game winning streak.
Chauncey Billups scored 15 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three huge 3-pointers to keep the Minnesota Timberwolves at bay and lift the short-handed Denver Nuggets to a 119-113 victory on Wednesday night.