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Silly trade rumor (Camby to Knicks for Q. Rich)

This one is beyond absurd

NY Daily News reports that the Knicks are working on a three team trade that would send Marcus Camby and Channing Frye to the Knicks, David Lee to the Blazers, and Quenton Richardson to the Clippers. 

This has to be the absolute worst trade rumor ever.  Let me get this straight.  The Clippers would trade their absolute best player, a guy who is having a career year (highest career PER avg, top 20 in PER) to the Knicks, who would send perhaps their best player (Lee) to another team, who would send another very good player (Frye) back to NY, while the Clippers get a guy averaging 12 pts a game in the D'Antoni system, having one of his worst seasons as a pro. 

It would be one thing to have read this on some blog.  But for a major newspaper to print this, with the healine being that the Knicks are considering this trade, as if it is on the table for them and they are thinking about it, is ridiculous.  And it isn't even Peter Vescey. 

Camby has struggled to NOT grab 20 rebounds per night during the past few weeks.  He is absolutely fierce on the boards, and has essentially caught up to Dwight Howard for the NBA lead in that category. 

And check out his PER rating: 

16 Amare Stoudemire, PHO 31 37.2 .555 .826 .631 9.9 12.6 22.1 6.9 19.7 13.8 22.70
17 Pau Gasol, LAL 31 34.9 .562 .799 .621 18.7 9.8 19.2 9.2 18.8 14.2 22.56
18 Marcus Camby, LAC 29 34.7 .515 .748 .564 15.9 9.6 14.7 10.8 33.7 21.8 21.79
19 Kevin Garnett, BOS 34 32.6 .532 .844 .568 14.0 10.2 21.0 5.1 25.9 16.1 21.40

The 34 year old Camby is having a career year, albeit on a bad team.  I am going to go ahead and call BS on this trade.  If it does happen as outlined here, I will admit that I have seen it all. 

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