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Chauncey Billups Proves to Be a Better Fit for the Nuggets than Allen Iverson

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Being an Allen Iverson fan, watching his career since leaving Philly has been both painful and sad.

Now Chauncey Billups is adding to my anguish.

When the trade was first made to swap the two players, it wasn't clear to me or anyone else who got the better end of the deal.

Their numbers for the regular season were eerily similar.

Billups 17.9 ppg 6.4 assists compared to Iverson 17.4 ppg and 4.9 assists. Still everyone kept pointing to the record of the team pre and post trade. Which I thought was unfair considering that the Nuggets are vastly more talented than the Pistons.

When Denver locked up the No. 2 seed in the West, it still seemed like anyone could come out of the West to ...

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