Reports: Chauncey Billups Doesn’t Want to Play for Nets

by January 09, 2011

Chris Sheridan has the 411: “Chauncey Billups does not want to be a member of the New Jersey Nets if they are able to acquire Carmelo Anthony. Billups made it known Saturday to the Denver Nuggets, his agent said. ‘If he is traded, he’d want to be bought out to he could survey the landscape and re-evaluate what he wants to do going forward,’ agent Andy Miller told in the wake of numerous reports the Nets had engaged the Pistons in three-way trade talks with the aim of bringing Anthony, Billups and Richard Hamilton to New Jersey. As reported by’s Marc Stein, the talks between Denver, New Jersey and Detroit have not progressed to the point where anything is close to being finished, and’s Chris Broussard has reported that the deal, as currently constructed, is not amenable to the Pistons. Nor would it be to Billups. ‘We’ve had numerous conversations with the Nuggets — today was the latest, but we’ve had conversations throughout the entire season — where we’ve made it clear that Chauncey wants to remain a Nugget for the duration of his career, and then after his career is over he wants to move into the front office,’ Miller said.”