Nuggets Trade Marcus Camby to Clippers for Second Round Pick
Yeah, that's it.
Even at 34, Camby is a solid pick up for the Clippers, who of course are feeling a little short in the frontcourt after the Big Guy took off. Camby still averaged 9 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks last season, and was probably the only bright spot on one of the league's worst defenses. This gives the Clippers a scoring heavy backcourt with Baron Davis, Eric Gordon, and Al Thornton, and physical play up front, with Chris Kaman and Marcus Camby. Best of all, Camby's contract expires in the summer of... 2010. Which, as you may have heard, is kind of a big deal.
When Nuggets fans hoped for a roster move to shake up a team that was woefully deficient at defense, and downright catastrophic at points in terms of chemistry, this is is probably not what they hoped for. This has to be considered nothing more than a cost cutting measure by the Nuggets, who are scheduled to pay over $13 million in luxury tax for last season.
Both teams needed to do something with their rosters. They did something, but it says something very different about the future for both squads.