NBA Trade News: Clippers Send Marcus Camby To Blazers

Parker ForteContributor IFebruary 16, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15:  Marcus Camby #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers stands on the court during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 15, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Lakers won 126-86.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Clippers have shipped Marcus Camby to the Portland Trail Blazers.  In return, the Clippers receive Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake.

The 35-year-old Camby is second in the league in rebounding this season at 12.1 boards per game, to go along with 7.7 points.  The Blazers have had a void in the middle of their lineup since Greg Oden went down with a knee injury in December and Joel Pryzbilla was injured shortly after.

Was this a good trade for Portland?

I don't think so. Portland has been missing their fourth-quarter man Travis Outlaw due to injury.  After the All-Star break, he was going to return to the Blazers and be a big help.

Now that opportunity has vaporized.  But Brandon Roy will also be returning to the Blazers tomorrow against the Clippers and he will be their fourth-quarter clutch-man.

Camby, standing at 6'11,'' will add some much-need height to the Portland roster.  The Blazers will happily welcome him into Rip City.

Portland may have an opportunity to do more than simply make the playoffs, now that they have added Marcus Camby to their lineup.