Marcus Camby traded to Houston Rockets
First reported by Marc J. Spears on Yahoo Blazers will acquire center Hasheem Thabeet and guard Jonny Flynn from Houston for center Marcus Camby!
With this news it has to be said the Trailblazers are NOT holding back with shaking up their team that has just been brutal in 2012.
We also note Houston gets their big man, and one of the best defensive centers in the game.
Camby is averaging 10 rebounds a game in 24.5 minutes at age 37.
Houston also sends a 2012 second-round pick (via Minnesota) to Portland to complete the trade.
Camby's 2012 Trailblazers stats.
Points/Game (PPG) 3.8
Rebounds/Game (RPG) 8.8
Steals/Game (SPG) 0.8
Blocks/Game (BPG) 1.4
Assists/Game (APG) 1.9
Jonny Flynn Stats
Points/Game (PPG) 3.4
Rebounds/Game (RPG) 0.7
Steals/Game (SPG) 0.3
Blocks/Game (BPG) 0.1
Assists/Game (APG) 2.5
Hasheem Thabeet Stats
Points/Game (PPG) 1.2
Rebounds/Game (RPG) 1.4
Steals/Game (SPG) 0
Blocks/Game (BPG) 0.4
Assists/Game (APG) 0
From a fantasy perspective Camby will split playing time at center for the Rockets with Samuel Dalembert.
Camby will likely still see regular playing time, but his value is lower with the Rockets since Dalembert will also get his minutes.
My take on this deal is Coach Nate McMillan is probably not going anywhere. We all know he wanted these guys gone from RIP City, and the housecleaning has begun.