Coach-k-billups-0710-307_mediumWith little Nuggets-related news to analyze these days, it’s good to see Chauncey Billups leading a team of young guys as Team USA prepares for the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey.

Billups, Odom 'Old Heads' on Team USA — NBA FanHouse 
Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson catches up with Billups in Las Vegas…

Team USA Notebook: Boeheim Hopes Anthony Stays Long-Term in Denver — NBA FanHouse
…and Carmelo Anthony‘s former college coach Jim Boeheim on Melo’s future in Denver.

Who's going to be left behind in Vegas? Here's who is on the Team USA bubble – ESPN's Chris Sheridan calls Billups Team USA's "unquestioned leader."

2010 World Championships: Can This Team USA Begin A New Chapter Of Dominance? –
I question why Team USA is holding tryouts just a month before the World Championships when this could have been done last summer.

NUGGETS: Williams sees opportunity to shine in Denver
Aaron Lopez of gets up close and personal with new Nuggets Shelden Williams.

2010 Fortunate 50 –
Melo ranks 25th on's list of the top-50 highest paid American athletes.  I want to know how Melo is getting $6 million a year in endorsement dollars.

Ranking the Western Conference – Basketball News & NBA Rumors –
HOOPSWORLD's Susan Bible has the Nuggets ranked 4th in the Western Conference right now.

Shaq Wants to Wear Celtics Green — NBA FanHouse
So much for my pipe dream of Shaquille O'Neal having his fairwell tour in a Nuggets uniform.

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