Chauncey Billups last played for the Denver Nuggets during the 2010-11 season.
Chauncey Billups last played for the Denver Nuggets during the 2010-11 season. (Tim Rasmussen / The Denver Post)

With his next career move up in the air, longtime NBA guard Chauncey Billups recently visited with Nuggets president Josh Kroenke and general manager Tim Connelly at the Pepsi Center.

The visit, according to sources, was described as a wide-ranging chat.

With Billups' recent release from the Detroit Pistons and his 17-year playing career winding down, it would not be a surprise if the Nuggets broached the subject of him someday joining their front office.

Billups, 37, a former Nugget, hasn't announced his retirement as a player. He has indicated he would like to be an NBA team executive someday. But he still may have options to continue on the court.

He is an unrestricted free agent, and with the LeBron James decision out of the way, players will start signing quickly across the league. Once that signing flurry is over, Billups should have a clearer indication of teams that might be interested in adding a veteran leader such as himself. Playing one more season isn't out of the question.

For a team to sign him, Billups will have to prove he's healthy. He has missed the majority of each of the past three seasons because of various injuries. The former Colorado star has said in numerous interviews that he has nothing left to prove on the court, but wouldn't mind attaching himself to a winning team for one more title run.



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