Marcus Camby Re-Signs With the Blazers

by April 20, 2010

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.”’