Rumor: Camby ‘unhappy’ about Portland trade

And the hits just keep coming with this story. One second Camby is coming to the Blazers, the next he might not be and now he’s not even happy about it. Seriously, this is unraveling quicker than Snooki after a few shots. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Marcus Camby is upset about the trade to the Blazers. No joke…this is crazy. I almost feel guilty but here are the words from the man himself:

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 Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard. Pritchard informed Camby that he will likely be traded to Portland once the league finalizes the deal on Tuesday.

After taking the call, Camby immediately walked out of the restaurant. A source close to him says he is “very upset” about the trade. He had hoped to re-sign with the Clippers this summer.

Just to use another Jersey Shore reference…looks like we got a situation. Did Hedo text him or something? Now the whole deal takes on a different spin. I mean I loved the deal because I thought Camby would want to leave the Clippers and get to a contender, but it looks like that may not be so. Reason why I didn’t want Tyrus Thomas? Attitude. Not sure I want Camby’s attitude either. As the world turns..

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  • http://www.couriernewculture.blogspot.com Travis

    I’m just as upset.

    Well, maybe not quite. I’m not relocating.

    But I’m upset. I don’t want Outlaw moved. I desperately want/wanted Blake moved, but I think Outlaw is really an important part of this team in many ways. Stretch fours who can hit the 3 are valuable. Outlaw’s D has improved and he can create his own shot in ways that Dante, Rudy, Jeff, Martell, cannot.

    Blazers lose a LOT in character with this trade. While I cringed watching Blake play many times this season, he’s a great locker room guy, too. And we all know Outlaw is Roy’s best friend, generally regarded as one of the funniest, most likable people in the Blazers locker room.

    Marcus would rather play for the Clips and live in LA than contend with the Blazers this year or (more likely) in coming years? Then we’ve clearly got a guy here whose priorities are, well, complex. Winning a ring may not be at the top of his list.

    Outlaw has been dogged by people, unfairly, for a few years now, and it’s largely been because of his high ceiling. Well, I’d say that prior to this season, which started rough for so many guys and then got held up due to injury, Outlaw has improved each season. Maybe top-3 sixth men last year.

    I don’t like it. It’s an Xs and Ox trade that looks great on paper, sounds great for the hardwood. But, as evidenced by Camby’s reaction, things aren’t that simple. Don’t wanna be here, Marcus? Great, because here’s one guy who doesn’t really want you here if the price is Outlaw.

  • Nik Marwaha

    reasons why camby might not be happy
    1. He’s leaving one of the top destinations to live for any player
    2. He’s old, tired of moving from place to place,
    3. Lets be real, hes a loaner, portlands not a contender this season either, dont kid urself

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