According to reports by Yahoo! Sports, Marcus Camby is officially a Portland Trail Blazer, as the Los Angeles Clippers swung a deal that brought in back-up point guard Steve Blake, forward Travis Outlaw, and a reported $3 million in cash.
This trade works best for Portland, who has been depending solely on veteran Juwan Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge for inside scoring and defense, ever since losing Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla for the season.
The Clippers, on the other hand, get a quality back-up to Baron Davis and Eric Gordon in Steve Blake, while also getting Outlaw, who has the versatility to play multiple positions.
While Camby has been sensational inside for Los Angeles, even at 35, his departure makes room for DeAndre Jordan's development, while leaving a space wide open for injured rookie, Blake Griffin, when he returns next season.
It doesn't appear that everyone in L.A. is overly excited about the deal, as a teammate of Camby's was quoted as saying, "All the guys are upset because our best defensive player got traded basically for a backup point guard and money."
Well, that's pretty much the truth.