What is the most important player on the court for a basketball team? The point guard. Luckily for the Nuggets, they landed veteran Chauncey Billups last offseason in a trade for Allen Iversonùa trade that has made the front officeÆs I.Q. look a mile high. Billups, the home town leader of the Nuggets, has been no-nonsense since his days at George Washington High School, and his approach to the NBA game greatly helped Denver make a huge turnaround in 2008-09. Billups has been largely credited, at times by head coach George Karl, for being the chief catalyst of the nuggets record-tying 54 wins in 2008-09; partly because he so easily adapts and accepts coaching. Karl changed DenverÆs style from ôfun and gunö to ôdefense firstö last year, and Chauncey made it clear his first day back i ...
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