Camby to Portland For Blake And Outlaw

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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:19 pm
Man, that makes the Blazers quite abit better instantly, without having to give much up.............considering they have Miller and Bayless.

Outlaw's been injured alot and is easily replaced.

Plus, that gives them some more cap room this year.

Clipps? well, meh really, they dont really need either player and I thought the twin towers thing was what was making them a little bit more respectable this year.

Ohh well, its the Clipps.

Ps: Do we want to make a "Deadline Trades Thread" out of this? (Ill change the title) to keep track of them all, instead of 5+ threads on the different deals that will probably go down?

Just a though.
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:06 pm
Let's wait til another trade takes place before changing the thread. It'd be quite... disappointing to have a deadline thread composed of just this one. :wink:


It's a great deal for the Blazers, and the Clips probably did it as a way to thank Camby for his play. Now he's part of a contender again and will get to play in the playoffs again.



btw, love the new sig, Bigs.
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:54 pm
TMC wrote:Let's wait til another trade takes place before changing the thread. It'd be quite... disappointing to have a deadline thread composed of just this one. :wink:


Gotcha.

TMC wrote:btw, love the new sig, Bigs.


Yeah man, I just had to do it.............feels/looks weird not having my big ass sig there anymore but its still there and I thought it would be cool to have both!
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:05 pm
ha ha ha. love it bigs!
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:16 pm
Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:50 pm
Quazza wrote:Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it


Why would he be pissed? He just went to a much, much better franchise.
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:09 pm
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Quazza wrote:Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it


Why would he be pissed? He just went to a much, much better franchise.


Well, we tend to forget that these athletes are HUMAN as well. Yes, they are being paid hansomely but Camby really learned to like living in LA. His wife was happier than she has been in a long time and their kids got into a school they loved and had lots of friends. Camby expressed to the organization that he loved playing there and wanted to stay until he retired.

Suddenly and without warning EVERYTHING changed. Certainly he understands that comes with the business but still, is has a ton of impact on his family and that is tough for a husband and father.
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:23 pm
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Chum wrote:
Quazza wrote:Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it


Why would he be pissed? He just went to a much, much better franchise.


Well, we tend to forget that these athletes are HUMAN as well. Yes, they are being paid hansomely but Camby really learned to like living in LA. His wife was happier than she has been in a long time and their kids got into a school they loved and had lots of friends. Camby expressed to the organization that he loved playing there and wanted to stay until he retired.

Suddenly and without warning EVERYTHING changed. Certainly he understands that comes with the business but still, is has a ton of impact on his family and that is tough for a husband and father.


Yes, I can see all that, but still, the Clips...

His wife will be happy after she gets around Portland a little. It's as clean and green as a city can be. LA, in comparison, is a hole.
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:03 pm
Chum wrote:
bada wrote:
Chum wrote:
Quazza wrote:Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it


Why would he be pissed? He just went to a much, much better franchise.


Well, we tend to forget that these athletes are HUMAN as well. Yes, they are being paid hansomely but Camby really learned to like living in LA. His wife was happier than she has been in a long time and their kids got into a school they loved and had lots of friends. Camby expressed to the organization that he loved playing there and wanted to stay until he retired.

Suddenly and without warning EVERYTHING changed. Certainly he understands that comes with the business but still, is has a ton of impact on his family and that is tough for a husband and father.


Yes, I can see all that, but still, the Clips...

His wife will be happy after she gets around Portland a little. It's as clean and green as a city can be. LA, in comparison, is a hole.


oh, of course. He will be a professional and will adjust and everyone will be just fine. But still, it is quite natural to have an immediate emotional reaction to get a call at dinner saying "OK, back up your stuff, you are moving"
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:20 pm
bada wrote:
Chum wrote:
bada wrote:
Chum wrote:
Quazza wrote:Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it


Why would he be pissed? He just went to a much, much better franchise.


Well, we tend to forget that these athletes are HUMAN as well. Yes, they are being paid hansomely but Camby really learned to like living in LA. His wife was happier than she has been in a long time and their kids got into a school they loved and had lots of friends. Camby expressed to the organization that he loved playing there and wanted to stay until he retired.

Suddenly and without warning EVERYTHING changed. Certainly he understands that comes with the business but still, is has a ton of impact on his family and that is tough for a husband and father.


Yes, I can see all that, but still, the Clips...

His wife will be happy after she gets around Portland a little. It's as clean and green as a city can be. LA, in comparison, is a hole.


oh, of course. He will be a professional and will adjust and everyone will be just fine. But still, it is quite natural to have an immediate emotional reaction to get a call at dinner saying "OK, back up your stuff, you are moving"


Yeah, he felt the same way when Denver traded him away for a second round pick. It was a tad bit different though, as he didn't know he was on the block and he never thought he was worth only that much.
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:41 pm
its exactly what Bada said. He's 35, and him and his wife love LA apparently. Just bought a house etc

we do some times forget the human element
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» Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:13 pm
Clips could've got more, but just another sign of a shitty franchise
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» Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:25 am
It's not a bad trade for the Clips. Outlaw and Blake's contract expire after this season. If they want to retain them, they can unless they both test the free agent waters. Both are serviceable, with Blake being able to back up Baron and Outlaw giving them a nice boost off the bench like he did in Portland.

Plus, they free up playing time for Blake Griffin, whose the real winner of the trade even though he's out for the year. Everyone was talking about that when Griffin was drafted, Camby or Kaman needed to go. Well, now you got your answer.
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» Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:50 am
bada wrote:
Chum wrote:
bada wrote:
Chum wrote:
Quazza wrote:Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it


Why would he be pissed? He just went to a much, much better franchise.


Well, we tend to forget that these athletes are HUMAN as well. Yes, they are being paid hansomely but Camby really learned to like living in LA. His wife was happier than she has been in a long time and their kids got into a school they loved and had lots of friends. Camby expressed to the organization that he loved playing there and wanted to stay until he retired.

Suddenly and without warning EVERYTHING changed. Certainly he understands that comes with the business but still, is has a ton of impact on his family and that is tough for a husband and father.


Yes, I can see all that, but still, the Clips...

His wife will be happy after she gets around Portland a little. It's as clean and green as a city can be. LA, in comparison, is a hole.


oh, of course. He will be a professional and will adjust and everyone will be just fine. But still, it is quite natural to have an immediate emotional reaction to get a call at dinner saying "OK, back up your stuff, you are moving"


Yeah, but still... His contract ends after the season, so his family might stay in LA (tough, I know) and he'll play for a contender for a few months. After that, he might go to LA again. If the Clips don't want him, I'm sure the Lakers wouldn't mind signing him as a backup for the MLE.
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» Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:11 am
TMC wrote:
bada wrote:
Chum wrote:
bada wrote:
Chum wrote:
Quazza wrote:Read somewhere that a couple of "unnamed clipper players" aren't happy about this. "What, so we traded our best defensive player for a back up pg and $$?" type of thing

oh and Camby's PISSED about it


Why would he be pissed? He just went to a much, much better franchise.


Well, we tend to forget that these athletes are HUMAN as well. Yes, they are being paid hansomely but Camby really learned to like living in LA. His wife was happier than she has been in a long time and their kids got into a school they loved and had lots of friends. Camby expressed to the organization that he loved playing there and wanted to stay until he retired.

Suddenly and without warning EVERYTHING changed. Certainly he understands that comes with the business but still, is has a ton of impact on his family and that is tough for a husband and father.


Yes, I can see all that, but still, the Clips...

His wife will be happy after she gets around Portland a little. It's as clean and green as a city can be. LA, in comparison, is a hole.


oh, of course. He will be a professional and will adjust and everyone will be just fine. But still, it is quite natural to have an immediate emotional reaction to get a call at dinner saying "OK, back up your stuff, you are moving"


Yeah, but still... His contract ends after the season, so his family might stay in LA (tough, I know) and he'll play for a contender for a few months. After that, he might go to LA again. If the Clips don't want him, I'm sure the Lakers wouldn't mind signing him as a backup for the MLE.



Could just be and would be fitting somewhat. Camby has played for a long time and deserves a proper title shot

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