08/11/2010 07:28 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chauncey Billups Says He's Key To Carmelo Anthony Staying In Denver

NEW YORK -- If the Denver Nuggets want to keep All-Star Carmelo Anthony, hanging on to their other All-Star would be a good start.

Chauncey Billups is a modest fellow. But he couldn't deny Tuesday that the Nuggets assuring his contract will be fully guaranteed for 2011-12 would aid the chances of Anthony signing a contract extension to remain with the team.

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