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Chauncey Billups
Billups with the Detroit Pistons in 2008
Personal information
Born September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25) (age 45)
Denver, Colorado
Nationality American
High school George Washington (Denver, Colorado)
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College Colorado (1995–1997)
NBA Draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career 1997–2014
Career history
1997–1998 Boston Celtics
1998–1999 Toronto Raptors
1999–2000 Denver Nuggets
2000–2002 Minnesota Timberwolves
2002–2008 Detroit Pistons
2008–2011 Denver Nuggets
2011 New York Knicks
2011–2013 Los Angeles Clippers
2013–2014 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2004)
  • NBA Finals MVP (2004)
  • 5× NBA All-Star (2006–2010)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2006)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2007, 2009)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2005, 2006)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2008)
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2009)
  • NBA Teammate of the Year (2013)
  • No. 1 retired by Detroit Pistons
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1997)
  • No. 4 retired by University of Colorado
  • 3× Mr. Colorado Basketball (1993–1995)
Career statistics
Points 15,802 (15.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,992 (2.9 rpg)
Assists 5,636 (5.4 apg)
Stats at NBA.com

Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is retired American professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the University of Colorado, he was selected third overall in the 1997 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. A five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection, Billups played for the Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers during his NBA career. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals,[1] and was given the nickname "Mr. Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.[2] The Pistons retired his #1 jersey in 2016. In 2004, Billups was honored by the University of Colorado by being the fifth player to have his jersey (number 4) retired.

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