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Camby will still meet with Heat after Allen signing, sign-and-trade possible

Jul 7, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

LaMarcus Aldridge, Marcus  Camby AP

They got LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh. They got Shane Battier. They landed Ray Allen Friday night.

The rich could get even richer.

Yahoo Sports reports that Marcus Camby will still visit the Miami Heat on Saturday. How on Earth, with the money the Heat have committed, could they possible add Marcus Camby and his more-than-vet-minimum salary? Easy. Same way the Lakers snagged Steve Nash. You construct a sign-and-trade with Houston who owns Camby’s Bird Rights as a free agent. From Chris Tommasson of Fox Sports:

After a source said earlier in evening Houston would be open to a possible Marcus Camby sign-and-trade, a source said Camby will keep his visit with the Heat on Saturday in Miami. He is not interested in coming to Miami for the $1.35 million veteran minimum, which is all they have left due to Ray Allen getting the $3.09 million exception. As I was tweeting right when news broke about Allen coming to Miami, could Shane Battier, a draft pick and cash entice the Rockets for Camby?

via Chris Tomasson’s post on NBA Free Agency | Latest updates on Sulia.

You have to think this is excessive. I mean, really. The defending NBA champions which features LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem, and Shane Battier adds Ray Allen and Marcus Camby? Even at Camby’s age, he fits perfectly on the Heat. He’s the center they’ve been shopping for, a legitimately tall, long center who has veteran experience and can still challenge at the rim. Camby’s somewhere in-between Joel Anthony and Zydrunas Ilguaskas in terms of skillset and age. He would add another layer to what the Heat bring to the table and make them that much tougher.

All within the rules of the new CBA that was supposed to hurt super teams.

Camby’s not going to be any sort of game-changer for Miami, but it does make them stronger. And you can ask the Celtics and Thunder. They don’t need to get any stronger. Scary times for the rest of the league, if Riley pulls this off.

What can the Heat offer the Rockets? Does it matter at this point? Morey’s up to something that’s long, involved, and is either aimed at a huge move or a rebuild. If he can get anything for Camby, it’s a win. This is possible, if unlikely.

  1. digit960 - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    You’re a fool. please point out where Ive disputed anything about Houston wanting young talent or disputing about giving up a 1st round draft pick. Typical red herring strawman stuff from someone that is clueless and is just arguing for the sake of arguing because they clearly have nothing better to do

  2. digit960 - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    I do believe I touched a nerve. And now that you’re on the subject of answeting questions, Im still waiting ofor you to answer ANY of my questions. But I understand you have no basis for your arguement and thus anseer a question with a question

  3. digit960 - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    How’s that jar of vaseline?

  4. dylude - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Lmao @ cantonbound. Exactly. He replies by saying NOTHING.

    My statements have facts, his statements are just nonsense.

    Who is this guy?

    Reports out today that Rockets prefer to deal with NYK and NOT the Heat bc they are getting better pieces from NYK. This is exactly my only point that Battier and Anthony aren’t wanted WHATSOEVER in Houston so unless Miami is willing to part with a future 1st and/or enough cheap young talent they won’t get Camby.

    All digit has said is Camby sucks and Norris Cole isn’t underused.

    Both are dumb and incorrect. Camby is more necessary to Miami than Cole or a 2015 first rounder. End of argument. Pretty one sided.

  5. xjokerz - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:18 AM

    Nfl, MLB, NHL , survive because of parity , where is it In the nba ? Can’t be good for a league to have 4 major teams and the rest turds there for show , slowly killing the nba Hopefully the clippers can do something next year to stop the big 4 teams.. And I’m a pistons fan

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