Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  22 responses

Marcus Camby Re-Signs With the Blazers

Camby will not join the free agent market this summer, as Portland made sure to lock up its defensive ace (to the tune of $21 million over the next two seasons.) Reports the Tribune: “The Trail Blazers have agreed to a contract extension for Marcus Camby. And the Portland fans get a big assist for their part in the deal, which is subject to NBA approval, something the team hopes to come Monday or Tuesday. The veteran center said he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received since coming to the Blazers in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers in February. Camby was touched by the reception last week when he was serenaded with “Mar-cus Cam-bee!” chants at the Rose Garden late in the Blazers’ victory over Oklahoma City. ‘Ever since I got to Portland, everywhere I’ve gone, the people have embraced me like I’ve been a Blazer my whole career – or actually, like I’m originally from Portland,’ he said. ‘Everybody has been really gracious. Everybody has been thanking me – the fans have been tremendous. They’re the main reason why I decided to stick around, as well as us having a great group of guys on the team, and the coaching staff.”’

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  • slamfan4life

    nice to hear it, he doin well wit the blazers

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    I have always loved Camby. Glad he is doing well in Portland plus he looks real good in a Blazers jersey. Stylin’

  • LA Huey

    So IF healthy, this means their front court goes 4-deep? Wow. Good thing for the rest of the L this team will never be relatively healthy and that Nate doesn’t employ Hubie’s platoon system.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Good to hear.

  • Flight

    I’m sure a 2 year 21 million dollar contract had something to do with you staying too Marcus…

  • Lucas

    Seems like anywhere this cat goes, the home team loves him.

  • Jake

    How on earth,with all his injuries,is he still this productive?People talk about Kenyon Martin being a reliable post player after the two knee surgeries but Marcus Camby is older,has been injured far more and still produces amazing defensive numbers.It’s just sad no one ever talks about him.

  • permaculture james

    Happy for him. Class guy. Gotta wonder what happens to either Prz or Oden. Gotta wonder about what cap room it allows for a big trade. Hope that the Bermuda triangle of injuries graciously sidesteps him since he’s suffered aplenty over the course of his career.

  • permaculture james

    His recent 30 and 13 night was amazing. About 10 years ago my friend bought me a NYK Sprewell jersey and I sort of had to return it because he was less than a year from strangling Carlessimo. I swapped it for Camby’s and it is the only jersey I own.

  • Chris

    Haha. Well that’s another kick to the NY Knicks… here we come Brad Miller… ugh.

  • Stillballin

    Blazer fans thanking him because his staying away from injuries..

  • TyMo


  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Bill Walton.

  • mj23

    What does this say about Greg Oden? Is it safe to say that he’s a bust.

  • sp

    “Ever since I got to Portland, everywhere I’ve gone, the people have embraced me like I’ve been a Blazer my whole career”


  • 23-Jordan-45

    @mj23-Camby will be a great teacher to Greg, he could learn a lot from Marcus, both on the court and off. Marcus has had a lot of injuries over his career and I imagine he could teach him better ways to take care of his body and how to do all the proper things on the court

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    now mentor Greg mister Marcus!! and board and blocks shots like a madman!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    It will be interesting to see how this will work out. The Blazers have Greg Oden, Marcus Camby, and Joel Pryzbilla all at center with huge contracts. Maybe Joel will be moved?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    He’s playing fantastic basketball for them right now.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Jacob J, I have a feeling Joel is getting traded.

  • ConeyIslander

    I like the move, they go through center’s water!

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Kendrick Moore. The masses may not know him. But Camby does.