The two players that are the most important to the Denver Nuggets in 2009-10 are Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey BillupsùoneÆs the leading producer, the other just plain leads. Billups runs the Nuggetsùhe calls all the plays, makes sure everyone is in their correct positions and calls them out when theyÆre not. Billups almost always has the ball in his hands as Denver moves the ball upcourt, and knows what to do with it once heÆs 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 teamÆs mindset and drive quickly to the hole. Plus, Mr. B ...
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Article written by Rich Kurtzman