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Blazers: Marcus Camby Contract Extension Is Official

The Blazers have sent out the following press release announcing the completion of a contract extension for center Marcus Camby. ------------------------------ TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN MARCUS CAMBY TO TWO-YEAR EXTENSION Veteran forward/center under contract through 2011-12 PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward/center Marcus Camby to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Camby posted averages of 7.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.13 steals, 2.04 blocked shots and 31.2 minutes in 23 games (all starts) with the Trail Blazers this season. He ranked second in the NBA in rebounds (11.8), fifth in blocked shots (1.97) and eighth in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.04) for 2009-10. "Portland felt right to me since I got here and the support from the team, fans and organization has been incredible," said Camby. "I’m looking forward to continuing my career as a Trail Blazer and think this team can do something special." The 6-11, 235-pound NBA veteran was acquired from the L.A. Clippers on Feb. 16 in exchange for Travis Outlaw, Steve Blake and cash considerations. "Marcus has been a great fit for us and is a big reason for our success," said Pritchard. "He’s one of the league’s top defensive players, a consummate professional and we’re thrilled to see him in a Trail Blazers uniform for at least two more seasons." Camby, 36, has averaged 10.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.58 blocked shots in 14 NBA seasons with Toronto, New York, Denver, L.A. Clippers and Portland. Portland went 17-6 with Camby in the lineup to grab the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and finish with a 50-32 record. ------------------------------ -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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