We received an email from the Blazers about 6:25 this evening about the Marcus Camby trade. I don't know if this is photoshopped or not, but this is the first picture I've seen of Marcus Camby in a Blazers uniform (came from here). He's not playing tonight, but should be good to go on Friday against the Celtics.
Some web resources about the trade:
From ESPN: Clipper/Blazer deal through the eyes of Arnovitz and Abbott
After watching him closely for a couple of seasons, I now fall into the first camp: He's tremendously effective. The Clippers were 7.7 points per 100 possessions better with Camby on the floor. He leads the league in rebounding rate. He's also a good facilitator in the high-low game, and leads power forwards (his nominal position as a Clipper alongside Chris Kaman) in assist rate. The kids in the locker room look up to him and the coaching staff thinks he hangs the moon.
From BlazersEdge: A Look at the (As-Yet-Unofficial) Marcus CambyÃƒâ€š Trade
Camby is not a great straight-up defender.Ãƒâ€š He's not going to be handcuffing Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum.Ãƒâ€š He will block shots, especially when providing help.Ãƒâ€š The Blazers will take that.
From Dwight Jaynes: Marcus Camby is a great move for Portland
Camby solves a real big problem on defense and the boards and if Brandon Roy is healthy, this team can win a series, depending on matchups. And it's a team you couldn't say that about prior to this deal. Basically, two teams traded players who don't fit their long-term future — and Portland came away with a big advantage.
From Yahoo! Sports: Clippers trading Camby to Blazers
In town in advance of their Tuesday game against the Trail Blazers, the Clippers were having a team dinner at Portland's Ringside steakhouse Monday night when Camby received a call on his cell phone from his agent, Rick Kaplan. Kaplan informed Camby that he would likely be traded to Portland.