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All of the pressure has been on Carmelo Anthony. If he does not play very well, he will be ridiculed and the New York Knicks will be considered the losers in the blockbuster deal with the Denver Nuggets.
There was absolutely no pressure on Billups coming to New York. He is an aging point guard at 34 years old, and the Knicks do not expect Billups to win them an NBA title.
With this said, Billups came to New York and simply played basketball. He did not have to worry about if his team won or lost, because that was all on Anthony's and Stoudemire's shoulders.
However, with all eyes on Anthony, Billups has stepped up tremendously and has been the MVP for the New York Knicks in the four games he has played since joining the team.
Although Carmelo Anthony is a very good player and is more important to the Knicks than Chaucey Billups, Billups has been outshining Carmelo and has been more important to the Knicks so far.