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Camby to Clips
« on: July 15, 2008, 09:31:02 PM »

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3491156


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The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed in principal on a trade with the Denver Nuggets to acquire center Marcus Camby as their replacement for Elton Brand, according to NBA front-office sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers will only have to surrender a second-round pick to acquire Camby, who is being jettisoned by the Nuggets purely for payroll relief.


I am going to say it now, I don't think the Nuggets make the playoffs.  Without Camby to clean up the lack of perimeter defense and AI playing the passing lane, I think we are looking at the worse defense in the NBA.



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Camby traded to Clipps for virtually nothing?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 09:32:50 PM »

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I can't believe what I just read on ESPN.Reports are Camby was traded to clippers for 2nd rounder. I'm scratching my head right now if im Denver.Looks like a pure financial move but still thats just nuts.

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 09:33:35 PM »

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Camby for a #2?  Not a bad trade for the Clips, especially since Camby only has two years left on a reasonable contract.

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 09:36:53 PM »

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not a suitable replacement for Brand, but I'd take him any day of the week (and twice on Sunday) over Zach Randolph
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 09:37:38 PM »

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Wish Camby was in the last year of his contract.

We'd be able to pick up Camby for the vet min when the Clips don't make the play-offs  :P.

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why didn't the celtics pull that one.. that would've been a great trade for any team

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 09:40:31 PM »

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This is a good deal for the Clippers, much better than that god awful Randolph deal that would have only brought trouble. Camby would have won back to back DPOY awards if not for KG. Kaman and Camby make one of the better frontcourt duos in the league.
Camby, Kaman, Thorton, Mobley, Davis is not a bad starting five to have. They could make the playoffs if they score a decent back up SG with their MLE.

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why didn't the celtics pull that one.. that would've been a great trade for any team

We didn't have the cap space.  The only teams with room to do this were L.A., Memphis, and maybe Golden State (I'm not sure what their numbers are right now).

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why didn't the celtics pull that one.. that would've been a great trade for any team
Because with the Clippers well under the cap, they are not held accountable to the salary match restrictions that teams over the cap are.

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 09:42:28 PM »

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Wow.  Only a second round pick.  Camby is not far removed from being defensive player of the year.   I guess the Clips felt they couldn't pry away Josh Smith.   Teams are going to want his contract next year so maybe they can get a little bit more in return later on if they decide to trade him.  Carmelo and AI can't be happy about this.  

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Interesting move by the Clips. I'd have waited to see if I could get Okafor or Smith first though. Can Camby play PF?

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why didn't the celtics pull that one.. that would've been a great trade for any team

We didn't have the cap space.  The only teams with room to do this were L.A., Memphis, and maybe Golden State (I'm not sure what their numbers are right now).

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sowhere edgar is crying for not having money to pay Camby

buyout deal candidate?
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hahahaha NY Knicks! You blew your only chance to get rid of Randolph's contract. The only way you get rid of him now is if you take back other bad contracts.

Nice no brainer move for the Clips. And if they don't like Camby, they'll be able to get more than a second rounder in a year if they want to move him.

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Let's get the buyout out of our heads.



The Clippers did not just trade cap space for Camby just to buy him out.  

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