Monday , Sep , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Nenè Unhappy about Marcus Camby Trade

Nenè Unhappy about Marcus Camby TradeIt’s been a tough year for Nenê.  After a battle with testicular cancer which saw the Brazilian pivot miss much of last season, he must have been hoping to ease his way back into Denver’s rotation in ’08-’09.  It doesn’t look as if he’ll be afforded such an opportunity, however, now that starting centre Marcus Camby has been shipped to the Los Angeles Clippers for, well, nobody.  Understandably, Nenê isn’t too happy about that.

"I’m gonna be honest, I was very angry during that time," he said. "First of all, he’s like my brother. He helped me a lot."

Economics drove the decision to move Camby. The team removed $10 million from its payroll, which was important for owner Stan Kroenke, who, according to the NBA, cut the league a luxury tax check of roughly $13.5 million for last season’s payroll, which was $81 million.  –

How do you expect the Nuggets to perform this season without Camby in the middle?  Is Nenê ready to hold down the middle for Denver this season?  Is another trade on the way?  Let us know what you think in the comment section.