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Blazers continue to unload, send Camby to Rockets

UPDATE: The Knicks acquired Camby in a sign-and-trade

UPDATE: The Knicks acquired Camby in a sign-and-trade deal. Camby will reportedly earn $13.2 million over three years.

Center, Houston Rockets
2011-12 salary: $9.3 million
Unrestricted free agent
Camby won’t do much on offense, but he will grab 10 rebounds per game and play tough defense underneath.
Credit: AP

It looks like the Blazers are content to wait for next year.

Portland has reportedly unloaded another one of its key players, sending Marcus Camby to the Houston Rockets.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the deal.

According to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets will send Hasheem Thabeet, Johnny Flynn and a 2012 second-round pick to Portland.

Just weeks ago, Portland was in the center of the Western Conference playoff picture. However, an uninspired 42-point loss to the Knicks last night seems to have sealed the team's 2011-12 fate.

Camby started 40 games for Portland this year, averaging 3.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He'll likely split time with Samuel Dalembert in Houston.

Earlier in the day, the Blazers dealt starting small forward Gerald Wallace to the Nets.

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