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Camby a Clipper

Posted by r1zzo23 on July 15, 2008

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The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed in principal on a trade with the Denver Nuggets to acquire center Marcus Camby as their replacement for Elton Brand, according to NBA front-office sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers will only have to surrender a second-round pick to acquire Camby, who is being jettisoned by the Nuggets purely for payroll relief.

This is the epitome of a salary dump if I have ever seen it. This is obviously a great deal for the Clippers as they are getting a potential Defensive Player of the Year in Camby in return for a measley 2nd round draft pick. The Nuggets do rid themselves of Camby’s contract, but now have a gaping hole at center. It will be interesting to see what the Nuggets front office does to this roster in the near future.

As for the Clippers, Camby isn’t nearly the offensive replacement in the post that they would have liked for Elton Brand, but his defensive skills are nearly unmatched in the league. It’s going to be interesting to see how Chris Kaman and Marcus Camby play together on the floor. Kaman showed a greater offensive game with Brand out for most of last season with decent range on his jumpshot, but I can see a lot of problems with spacing when they are both on the floor at the same time.

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