In another shocking development, the Clippers have agreed to terms with Fox Sports in a trade that would send Marcus Camby to FSN West/Prime Ticket in exchange for former NBA player and collegiate star Don MacLean and cash considerations. The particulars have to be worked out, as it appears that FSN is in search of an unconditional draft pick in order for the Clips to obtain their star basketball analyst.
"I'm happy to be back in the NBA," MacLean said after he recieved the news. The 1994 Most Improved Player will resume a career in which he is averaging 10.9 ppg and 3.8 rebounds per game.
MacLean's studio partner Michael Eaves was not nearly as happy. "This totally disrupts the studio chemistry," Eaves said after hearing the news. "I mean, I like Marcus Camby as a player, but he and I will never have the same chemistry as Donny Mac and I shared."
Camby will take over MacLean's duties with Clippers live, which involve the pre-game show, halftime report and post-game show. "I'm looking forward to joining a new team," Marcus said. "I think this gives me a much better opportunity for me to get that ring I missed out on in '99. I want to thank the Clippers organization for the way that I've been treated. It was a good run, but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be." The UMass grad was seen shedding a tear as he cleared out his locker.
Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said it was hard to let Camby go, but knew that MacLean fit into the Clippers system. "I think that this trade really worked out for all parties involved. We needed a guy like Donny who can provide that veteran leadership that we're lacking. We loved Marcus, but sometimes you got to let people go. This was one of those times."
No word yet on when the trade will be formally completed. FSN produces said they hoped to see Camby suit up for Clippers Live Sunday when the Clippers take on the Suns at home.