(UPDATE: Well as soon as I hit post, sure enough Chad Ford tweeted the following)
Sounds like Camby to Blazers deal isn’t done yet per Bucher. Maybe Kevin Pritchard didn’t do it again … yet.http://tinyurl.com/y98s2sp
So hold your horses ladies and gentlemen…
It was rumored all day but ESPN.com reports that is officially a done deal. (EDIT: Well kind of. It might happen.) The Blazers have traded Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw for Marcus Camby. Chad Ford has tweeted that this is a home run for the Blazers.
My instant thoughts? Still trying to wrap my little brain around these events. The sudden nature of it breaking combined with that roller coaster ride of an episode of the Bachelor and I’m all over the place. I will say this…it’s definitely a good deal for the Blazers. Far, far better than Tyrus Thomas and UBER-better than anything involving Sasha Vujacic. Camby is perfect for the next 20+ games. He’s a veteran who fills our need (big man/rebounder/defensive presence), will be happy to be out of Clipper hell (hopefully) and we are not sacrificing our future. Also the Blazers are not locking themselves into anything permanent as Camby’s contract is set to expire this year as well. I’m sure we’ll have more thoughts on Blake and Outlaw’s depature…and I admit it’s very weird to see the Trout Era end like this. But, at the end of the day, it’s been proven that both of these guys are replaceable. If anything this will end the logjam and allow Martell and Batum to grow. Bayless is officially freed and now Camby is our man in the middle.