As soon as Carmelo Anthony decided he wanted out of Denver, Chauncey’s days were numbered too. From the feedback I receive Nuggets fans have already mentally and emotionally parted ways with Carmelo. However, the idea of being separated from Billups is more than they can bear.
It may seem strange that a fan base is so attached to a player who has only played 166 career games for their team. When anyone thinks of Chauncey as an NBA player the team that comes to mind is the Detroit Pistons, not the Nuggets. Chauncey helped Denver to their best season in two decades, but the Nuggets only won two playoff series while he was on the roster. There was no Nuggets dynasty. No parades. Denver was barely even