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Old 02-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Los Angeles Clippers: One of the league's worst teams has three expensive big men -- Zach Randolph, Chris Kaman and Camby -- who make a combined $34 million and can't play at the same time. The center most wanted by contending teams is Camby (due $8.7 million next season), who could look intimidating in a Cavaliers uniform in exchange for the expiring $13.8 million contract of Wally Szczerbiak. To this point, however, the Clippers have refused to put him on the market.

A more likely target is Kaman, who has been sidelined since late November with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Will the Clippers unload Kaman's contract for an expiring deal? That's not the question. The real issue is whether they can find a buyer willing to take on the burden of Kaman's deal, which has $34 million over three years remaining after this season.

Portland Trail Blazers: They have assets in the expiring $12.7 million salary of Raef LaFrentz, young, developing players like Travis Outlaw and Jerryd Bayless on cheap contracts, and draft picks they can live without. Do they package LaFrentz's contract now, or do they wait until the summer when his departure will result in less than $10 million of cap space?

They've been investigating all kinds of trades. Word emerged Sunday that they were showing interest in the 76ers' Andre Miller to provide leadership at point guard going into the playoffs. Miller turns 33 next month and will be a free agent this summer.

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