Sportsbook online had the Portland Trail Blazers making a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers that landed them center Marcus Camby.
The Blazers badly needed help in the middle since they lost centers Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla to season-ending injuries. The Blazers are still respected at the online sportsbook and this move could help them in the short term.
Sportsbook online had the Blazers sending guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw to the Clippers in return for Camby. Sportsbook online also has the Blazers sending about a million and a half in cash to the Clippers in addition to paying the incentives in Camby’s contract. Camby is a former defensive player of the year and will help Portland on defense. “We are very excited to bring an experienced big man of Marcus’ caliber to the team and we feel he’ll help us a great deal down the stretch run,” Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said. “He’s a fierce competitor and has been one of the league’s best defensive players for quite some time.”
The Blazers really paid a steep sportsbook online price to get Camby for maybe this year and next. They gave up Blake and Outlaw in the deal. The Blazers are banking on this sportsbook online season. Camby is second in the league in rebounding at 12.1 per game as offshore sportsbook stats showed and Portland is counting on him to make the difference.
The Clippers get Blake who is averaging 7.6 points and 4 assists per game. They also get Outlaw who had some great moments with Portland. Outlaw had been with the Blazers since the 2003 offshore sportsbook season. He has been hurt by injuries but was still a very talented player.
The other problem for Portland in offshore sportsbook odds is that they are now going to have to go with Andrew Miller at one of the guard spots along with All-Star Brandon Roy. Miller has a lot of talent but the chemistry when he and Roy are on the court has not really worked. The Blazers do have Jerryd Bayless so perhaps they are looking at him as the future at one of the guard spots.
Portland is hanging onto the 8th spot in the Western Conference but unless they make a run they would face the Lakers in the first round and that would be a quick sportsbook online exit. The may have paid a steep price for a fading Marcus Camby but it is all about winning now in sportsbook online action.