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Chauncey Billups Considering Retirement If Unable To Sign With Contender, According To Report

Is Chauncey Billups' NBA career coming to an end? With the New York Knicks reportedly using their amnesty clause on Billups to free salary cap space for center Tyson Chandler, Billups will be a free agent and free to sign wherever he desires. However, we'll need to wait to see what the market for a 35-year-old point guard is these days. Billups' agent says the guard might consider retirement if he can't play with a team that has a shot at a championship, reports Denver's NBC 9NEWS Sports (by way of Yahoo!).

Billups is a local legend in Denver, going to high school in the area, attending the University of Colorado and then becoming the No. 3 overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. He played for the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors in his rookie season before moving to the Nuggets for the next two seasons. He then moved on to the Minnesota Timberwolves before settling down with the Detroit Pistons for much of the 2000s. He returned to the Nuggets in 2008 as part of the Allen Iverson trade before leaving in 2011 as part of the deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks.

Billups averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists over 14 NBA seasons.

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