Your daily (Mon-Fri) roundup of links from around the blogosphere, typically Trail Blazers related.
• Henry Abbott and Kevin Arnovitz have a great back-and-forth conversation on today’s big trade.
• Kelly Dwyer calls Dunleavy a cheapskate:
And then you read that the deal went down with the Clippers in Portland, and you wonder if Dunleavy was even allowed to make long-distance calls. Those things cost money, you know. And, no, the deal isn’t official yet; but Camby’s agent had to drop the news first, before Woj and Marc broke the story, before Marcus’ text inbox started filling up, and Marcus isn’t happy. And then Spears drops the line of the year:
“He is not believed to have finished his meal.”
I’m sure Sterling was sure to pick up a doggy bag. After all, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato, and, baby, you got a stew going.
• Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports that Outlaw is “cool with it.”
• Ben Golliver from BlazersEdge has an extensive reaction roundup.
• David Locke, the Utah Jazz announcer, thinks that this trade means more Bayless, and that more Bayless is bad for Portland. Here’s hoping Bayless prints that off and sticks it to his bathroom mirror. Additionally, the trade also means more minutes for Rudy and Andre Miller, and I think that’s a good thing.
• Matt Moore of Pro Basketball Talk thinks that Al Thornton is the next Clipper to be traded.
• Check out TrueHoop Network sister site ClipperBlog for the other side’s view of the Camby trade.
• Jason Fleming of HoopsWorld examines the trade from a basketball and a financial perspective.
• Kevin Arnovitz has a great breakdown of Camby’s defense. Long story short, put LaMarcus Aldridge on perimeter oriented bigs and make sure Aldridge is the one getting isolated against point guards on a switch. Camby is good at holding down the middle and providing help defense, Camby is not so good father away from the basket.
• The Invisible Ninja is reporting on Camby’s synergy stats on twitter.
• Wendell Maxey eats some crow for getting this trade deadline wrong. You’ve got to respect a writer that calls ‘em like he seem ‘em and then owns up when they are wrong, and hey, two out of three ain’t bad.
• Here is the Gambler’s take from Bust a Bucket on tonight’s somewhat awkward matchup.
• While you’re here, why not take a look at our preview of the Blazers vs. Clippers game? Speaking for all of us here at PRS, I can assure you that we are all very glad that a pillowcase of Glocks were not involved in the trade, however, the1.5 million dollars sent to the Clippers could buy approximately 2,500 Glocks before taxes and fees. That’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 750 to 1,200 pillowcases worth of Glocks depending on how big the pillowcases are and if the Glocks are standard size or subcompact models. Now, tell me, where on the internet can you get this level of in-depth analysis?