With the NBA trade deadline less than a week away from expiring, teams are scurrying to make some last minute adjustments to their rosters. The Denver Nuggets have been in the middle of the trade rumors as Carmelo Anthony continues to be the hottest name discussed around the league.
While the Miami Heat have remained quiet after a monumental offseason, in which they added LeBron James and Chris Bosh, it's evident that their two biggest weaknesses are at point guard and center. But point guard troubles are really what have plagued them this year.
How about acquiring Mr. Big Shot himself, Chauncey Billups?
Billups' name has come up in trade discussions as part of a package deal that would send him and Anthony to the Nets or Knicks. But if Denver's trade options fall through and they end up keeping Carmelo for the remainder of the season or deal him without Billups, the Heat should look to make a play for Billups.
Miami might not have many pieces to offer in a trade to get Billups, but depending on how the Anthony situation turns out, Denver could end up buying out Billups' contract.
Chauncey is a veteran and he will not want to stay on a Carmelo-less Nuggets team, so he could demand a buyout in order to play for a contender.
Miami is often exposed at the point guard position as Rajon Rondo, Deron Williams and Chris Paul have all shown this season. The Heat need more depth at the position and Billups has the experience to put the Heat over the top.
Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why Chauncey Billups should take his talents to South Beach.