It's Officially Official, Marcus Camby is a Portland Trail Blazer!

Busta BucketCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18:  Marcus Camby #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks against the the New Jersey Nets on January 18, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 106-95.  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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Here's the release from the Blazers:


Portland sends Blake, Outlaw and cash considerations to L.A. Clippers

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired forward/center Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Steve Blake, forward Travis Outlaw, and cash considerations, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

"We are very excited to bring an experienced big man of Marcus' caliber to the team and we feel he'll help us a great deal down the stretch run," said Pritchard. "He's a fierce competitor and has been one of the league's best defensive players for quite some time.

"On behalf of the organization, I'd also like to express my deep gratitude to Steve and Travis for their years of contributions both on and off the court. They've both played large parts in the reshaping of this franchise, and we wish them the best of luck in their careers."

Camby (6-11, 235) is averaging 7.7 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.94 blocked shots, and 31.3 minutes in 51 games (all starts) for the Clippers this season. His rebound and blocked shot averages rank second and sixth in the NBA, respectively.

A 14-year NBA veteran, Camby, 35, holds career averages of 10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 2.59 blocks with Toronto, New York, Denver, and the L.A. Clippers. The 2006-07 NBA Defensive Player of the Year is one of only 11 players in NBA history to record at least 7,000 rebounds and 2,000 blocked shots.

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Camby is a two-time member of the NBA's All-Defensive Team (2006-08) and was twice named to the league's All-Defensive Second Team (2004-06).

Blake, 29, posted averages of 7.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in 51 games (28 starts) with the Trail Blazers this season. He ranks fifth on the team's all-time 3-point ledger (415) in parts of four seasons with Portland (2005-06, 2007-10).

Outlaw, 25, was selected by the Trail Blazers with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft and has played his entire career in Portland, averaging 9.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 377 games (26 starts).

He averaged 9.9 points and 3.5 rebounds the first 11 games of this season before fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot Nov. 14 at Charlotte, undergoing successful surgery on Nov. 18 to repair the fracture.


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