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Which big shot gets Chauncey Billups?

Here are the contenders for the leadership and experience of the former Finals MVP

Updated: December 12, 2011, 12:27 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Chauncey BillupsMike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesMr. Big Shot was sent packing suddenly by the New York Knicks ... but will find no shortage of suitors.
Let the mayhem begin.

By Monday at 6 p.m. ET, interested teams will have to submit sealed bids in the first-ever "amnesty auction" to determine who, if anyone, will get the rights to point guard Chauncey Billups. A similar process already unfolded for the amnesty-qualified but thoroughly unloved Gilbert Arenas; eventually, we will probably see this process repeated for a few more players, including San Antonio small forward Richard Jefferson, New Jersey small forward Travis Outlaw, Golden State guard Charlie Bell and Houston center Hasheem Thabeet.