The Trailblazers moved Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake to the Clippers for Marcus Camby ending several popular trade rumors. The first being a trade of Tyrus directly to the Blazers for one of the two + a 1st rounder, the second being the three way with the Lakers that saw Kirk Hinrich and Tyrus Thomas leaving the team.
I can't say I'm surprised. The Kirk Hinrich three way in particular had the Blazers getting absolutely killed in the deal.
It does make you wonder though. Would the Blazers have done one of Blake/Outlaw +1st for Tyrus? The cash savings in the deal for them probably amounts to more value than the 1st round pick anyway given how much 1st rounders typically cost.
Would the Clippers have entertained Jerome James + Tyrus for Camby instead? Though they wouldn't have saved anywhere near as much cash, and we know Donald Sterling loves to save his cash.
The trade also ends any possibility of Kirk Hinrich being moved to Portland. Though that wasn't mentioned in the trade rumors so far this deadline, it was mentioned as a heavy rumor over the summer, so there was always some hope there.
Just a couple more days to see what the Bulls do.