Is Camby An Option For Toronto?
Old 05-02-2008, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is Camby An Option For Toronto?

Denver will definitely have to move one of their high salaried players this summer with Camby being the most likely candidate. That being said, do you think we would be interested or at least should consider him? Or should we avoid for reasons as such 1) contract status (10 mil/season), 2) injury ridden through career and 3) is 34 years old right now.


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Yes, there will be some offseason moves. But unless guard Allen Iverson stunningly opts out of the final year of his contract and bolts to free up $20.84 million, there doesn't look to be much relief for owner Stan Kroenke's wallet.

The Nuggets this season had a payroll of about $82 million, about $14 million over the NBA's dollar-for-dollar luxury tax threshold. Barring the unforeseen, the payroll will continue to soar.

Counting Iverson, the Nuggets will have eight players with guaranteed contracts next season totaling more than $78 million. Because they want to keep restricted free- agent guard J.R. Smith, need help at point guard, have the No. 20 draft pick and must have at least 13 players on the roster, they're staring at a payroll approaching $90 million, which would be about $20 million over the projected tax threshold for 2008-09.

In addition to Iverson, huge Nuggets contracts next season belong to forward Kenyon Martin (he has a $14.43 million salary-cap number), forward Carmelo Anthony ($14.41 million) and big men Marcus Camby ($10 million) and Nene ($9.68 million).

At least the Nuggets saved about $1.25 million off this and next season's cap number for Camby when the center, who averaged 9.1 points, didn't reach statistical bonuses that would have kicked in at 10 points.

Martin and Nene are close to untradeable. It would be stunning if the Nuggets dealt Anthony. And any trade of Iverson, who would be attractive because of his expiring contract, would be an admission the blockbuster December 2006 trade didn't work.

A source said Camby is the most likely big-dollar player to be dealt. But with Nene's health not a total certainty as he returns from testicular cancer, that could create a big void in the post.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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34 years old, thats scary to sign. He is a great player though.
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No because that would signify giving up on Bargnani and BC isn't ready to do that. I'd rather have a Howard or Redd by far anyways.
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Right now, the Nuggets would be kinda crazy to deal Camby, especially with what the writer alluded to - Nene's health. If they trade Camby, they should do it into the season when they know how Nene is going to perform.
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With him and Bosh and Jamario we'd win first prize for the all skinny front court
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too old, too injured, too expensive, too early. Like it or not, we're not going to be an elite team the next 2 years, regardless of the trades we make. Until we are, we should stock up on players how have at least 5-6 very productive years ahead of them ...
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Too old, and we're not giving up on Bargnani yet
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