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Nuggets Trade Camby to L.A. Clippers


DENVER, July 15 -- The Denver Nuggets have traded center Marcus Camby to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the right to swap second round picks in the 2010 NBA Draft, team Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien announced today.

As a result of the trade, the Nuggets receive a $10,000,000 trade exception, which can be used until one year from the completion of the trade

. “Marcus has been an exceptional representative of the Nuggets both on the court and in the Denver community during his time here and we are greatly appreciative of all he has done,” said Warkentien. “This trade exception, along with the future first-round draft choice we received from Charlotte last month, gives us a number of options and a tremendous amount of flexibility.”

Camby, the 2006-07 Defensive Player of the Year, spent six seasons in Denver after being acquired from New York in a draft day trade on June 26, 2002. Camby has led the NBA in blocked shots in each of the last three seasons and departs as the second-leading shot blocker in team history (1,126). He has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team in each of the last two seasons. In 372 games with the Nuggets, he averaged 10.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg and 3.03 bpg. He has averaged 10.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 2.68 bpg in 695 career games.