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The Camby "trade"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If this is a D_B, I apologize.


    Don't you have to get something in return? Something? Anything?

    They just gave him away. I know cap room and trade clauses, but they just gave him away.

    A center that blocks shots just given away.

    The NBA is just insane.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Salary caps = teh AWESOME!
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    TSP was so excited that somebody gave him an excuse for that one that what little spelling skills he had abandoned him.
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I can't believe they couldn't get a first round pick from a team that thinks it will be in the playoffs next year. I can understand why a team wouldn't want to give up a lottery pick, but Camby can still play and make an impact.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The Clips were one of like three teams in the Association under the cap. Therefore salaries didn't have to match.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    What a dumb move. When healthy, this guy is a rebounding and blocking machine. Outside of his time in New York, Camby has been outstanding and well worth the $10 million.

    I wonder what Brand is thinking now.
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    That they couldn't have made the trade if Elton's salary was still on the books?
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Still doesn't mean he's not thinking, "What if?"
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Ah, of course. I didn't think of that. I still can't believe they didn't get something of value for him.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They wouldn't have been able to afford Camby if they kept Brand.

    Don't get overexcited about Camby. He's hurt more often than healthy, he's old, and his teams routinely go 1-4 in the playoffs. He hasn't been on the winning side of a playoff series this century. And he's overpaid.

    Things will get even worse in L.A.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'm not overexcited about Camby. I don't give a hoot about the deal; I'm a Minnesota fan. I just think he's an excellent talent and isn't the blame for the Nuggets' failures.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    But they did. They got this, which is extremely valuable in salary-capped leagues:

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