Chauncey Ray Billups, born September 25, 1976, played 17 seasons in the NBA. A star at the University of Colorado, he was chosen 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, Los Angeles Clippers and Team USA. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals, and was given the nickname "Mr. Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.

Career information
High school     George Washington (Denver, Colorado)
College     Colorado (1995–1997)
NBA draft     1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career     1997–2014
Position     Point guard / Shooting guard
Number     4, 3, 1, 7

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)
  •     NBA Shooting Stars champion (2007)
  •     Consensus second team All-American (1997)
  •     No. 4 retired by University of Colorado


Career statistics
Points     15,802 (15.2 ppg)
Rebounds     2,992 (2.9 rpg)
Assists     5,636 (5.4 apg)

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