What does everyone think of the recent trade of Travis Outlaw, Steve Blake and cash for Marcus Camby?
I think it's a great deal regardless of whether Camby signs with Portland next year. He'll be a great compliment to LaMarcus Aldridge down low and will make up the rebounding and shot-blocking lost with the injuries to Oden and Pryzbilla. It will also allow the Blazers not to have to play Juwon Howard the 30+ minutes he's given as of late. Should keep the Blazers in the playoffs for this year giving the rest of the team experience.
And if Roy continues to not play it will just hurt our team... leaving us only 1 consistent scorer with Aldridge. Outlaw is actually needed (no homer), but when we struggle to score it's really frustrating.
I love that Camby is already talking about the possibility of re-signing in the summer. Even with Joel and Oden back, I think he could play backup PF. Our team would have some very nice interior defenders next year.
It may be that Camby will be around longer than two months. He said all the right things Tuesday about the city of Portland and the Blazer franchise.
“Hopefully things work out for myself and for the team these last couple of months of the season,” Camby says. “In talking with management and guys here, they don’t consider me a rental player. Hopefully there will be a chance for me long-term. I would definitely like to be here.”
“If everything comes together, I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t re-sign here,” says agent Rick Kaplan, media relations director for the Portland Winterhawks from 1992-95 who now operates Kaplan Sports Group out of Washington, D.C. “There was a lot of interest in other teams for the summer, but my hope is it clicks here.