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Big 12 NBA Player of the Week For Week 17 - Chauncey Billups

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What a week for Chauncey Billups. Sunday night he went to bed at his palatial home in his hometown of Denver, Colorado, content to finish out his career in the same state he grew up in and played college hoops in. Monday night he was packing his bags, after being included in the Carmelo Anthony, three-team, 13 player deal.

Despite all the distraction, Billups never lost his cool - one reason he got the nickname "Smooth" at a young age - and played the best ball of any Big 12 alumni this week.

During his two games in a New York Knicks uniform, Billups averaged 23.5 points eight assists and 4.5 rebounds per game, all while trying to learn a new offense and nuances of new teammates.

So while the city of Denver is missing their hometown hero, Chauncey is relishing his time in the city that never sleeps.


Past winners listed after The Jump.

PAST BIG 12 NBA PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS

November 7 - LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers

November 14 - Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

November 21 - Michael Beasley, Minnesota Timberwolves

November 28 - Durant

December 5 - Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

December 12 - Durant

December 19 - Pierce

December 26 - Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets

January 2 - Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

January 9 - DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

January 16 - Griffin

January 23 - Aldridge

January 30 - Durant

February 6 - Billups

February 13 - Aldridge

February 20 - Griffin