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Chauncey Billups - PG, 6'3, 210
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
       Date of birth: 09/25/1976
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 1997
     Out of: Colorado
  NBA Experience: 17 years
  Hand: Right

1997 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 3rd overall by Boston.
2nd September, 1997 NBA Signed three year, $8,227,080 rookie scale contract with Boston.
18th February, 1998 NBA Traded by Boston, along with Dee Brown, Roy Rogers and John Thomas, to Toronto in exchange for Kenny Anderson, Zan Tabak and Popeye Jones.
21st January, 1999 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Toronto to Denver, along with the draft rights to Tyson Wheeler (#47, 1998), in exchange for Micheal Williams, the draft rights to Zeljko Rebraca (#54, 1994) and a 2000 first round pick (#21, Morris Peterson) from Minnesota and a 1999 first round pick from Denver (#5, Jonathan Bender).
1st February, 2000 NBA Traded by Denver, along with Ron Mercer and Johnny Taylor, to Orlando in exchange for Chris Gatling, Tariq Abdul-Wahad, cash, and a future lottery protected first round pick (later amended by mutual consent to be the 32nd pick in 2001, Omar Cook).
3rd August, 2000 NBA Signed a three year, $7.425 million contract with Minnesota. Included player option for 2002/03.
24th June, 2002 NBA Declined 2002/03 player option.
17th July, 2002 NBA Signed a six year, $34,095,090 contract with Detroit. Included early termination option after 2006/07 season.
30th June, 2007 NBA Exercised early termination option.
11th July, 2007 NBA Re-signed by Detroit to a partially guaranteed five year, $60.5 million contract.
3rd November, 2008 NBA Traded by Detroit, along with Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb, to Denver in exchange for Allen Iverson.
22nd February, 2011 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Denver to New York, along with Carmelo Anthony, Shelden Williams, Renaldo Balkman and Anthony Carter, and a 2015 second round pick (#37, Richaun Holmes) to Minnesota, in exchange for Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, Raymond Felton, a 2014 first round pick (#12, Dario Saric), a 2012 second round pick (#38, Quincy Miller), a 2013 second round pick (#51, Romero Osby), the right to swap 2016 first round picks (exercised; Denver moved from #9 and Jakob Poeltl to #7 and Jamal Murray) and cash from New York, and Kosta Koufos from Minnesota.
10th December, 2011 NBA Waived by New York via the amnesty clause.
12th December, 2011 NBA Claimed off amnesty waivers by L.A. Clippers, for $2,000,032 of the remaining $14.2 million.
12th July, 2012 NBA Re-signed by L.A. Clippers to a one year, $4 million contract.
16th July, 2013 NBA Signed a two year, $5 million contract with Detroit. Included team option for 2014/15.
30th June, 2014 NBA Detroit declined 2014/15 team option.
When: Where:
1995 - 1997 Colorado (NCAA)
June 1997 - February 1998 Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 1998 - January 1999 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 1999 - February 2000 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
February 2000 - June 2000 Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2000 - June 2002 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2002 - November 2008 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
November 2008 - February 2011 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
February 2011 - December 2011 New York Knicks (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2013 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2014 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
From blog:

   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping

New York and New Jersey made the two biggest moves by acquiring the two All-Stars, Williams and Anthony. The Knicks finally closed the deal on the Anthony saga, their additional acquisition of Chauncey Billups and their retention of Landry Fields keeping the price tag just about on the right of 'acceptable.' Meanwhile, the Nets's genuinely staggering trade for Williams, whilst ultimately a backup plan, turned out to be better then their original plan. If their intention was to chase Melo for half a year, then give up and trade less in a deal for a better, cheaper player with less mileage on the clock, then they pulled it off beautifully.

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   Do the Heat have enough to win a title?

That is, of course, an observation using the benefit of hindsight. It is incredibly difficult to point to any one free agent this summer, or any realistic trade target given the limited variety of Miami’s trade assets, and say that they would have been the missing piece. Only if you knew before signing Battier that Chauncey Billups was going to be amnestied could you claim that, and not even Chauncey Billups himself knew that was going to happen.

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