Marcus Camby Headed to Blazers For Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw

Mr. Jones and MeCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2010

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 25: Kendrick Perkins #43 of the Boston Celtics and Marcus Camby #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers battle for postion during the game on February 25, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.   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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The Blazers were left with a huge hole at the center position when both Greg Oden and Joel Pryzbilla suffered season ending injuries. 

Consider that hole filled.

On Tuesday, the Blazers acquired Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Steve Blake, Travis Outlaw, and three million dollars cash.

Camby is currently averaging 7.7 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.9 blocks per game.

Camby provides Portland with a much needed big man to compliment the Blazers' young core of Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge.

The move should cement the Blazers a spot in the playoffs,as they currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference standings, and gives them the chance to pull off a potential first-round upset.

All three players involved have contracts that expire at the end of the season, meaning that the deal has little impact on either team's cap situation heading into the offseason.

The Clippers will give Blake and Outlaw a look over the remainder of the season, and ultimately decide if they want to offer either a contract during the offseason.

However, the real motivation for the Clippers here is the three million dollars the Blazers will be including in the deal, as Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bank account is always open for deposit.