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Top 5 NBA Ballers Over 35-Years Old.
Thursday , Mar , 21 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Top 5 NBA Ballers Over 35-Years Old.

Top 5 NBA Ballers Over 35-Years Old

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: To ball in the NBA past 35 you got to have game and these 5 guys definitely do.

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Knicks Make 3 Key Deals
Tuesday , Jul , 10 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Knicks Make 3 Key Deals

Knicks sign 3 key off-season players to ensure they can compete.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This will help, but don't plan on going to the Eastern Conference Finals NYC.

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Thursday , Mar , 15 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Blazers trade Marcus Camby to Rockets

Blazers trade center Marcus Camby to Houston Rockets, a source tells Y!

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Portland is having a fire sale.

The Trail Blazers are rebuidling, so every peice - other than Nicholas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge - can be had for some combination of draft picks and expiring contracts.

Earlier in the day, Gerald Wallace was sent to the New Jersey Nets. Now Marcus Camby is a Houston Rocket. Expect Jamal Crawford and perhaps Ray Felton to have new homes by the end of the day, too.

Much of this can traced to Greg Oden's injury and Brandon Roy retiring. Without these two pieces, Rip City has decided to rebuild.

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Thursday , Feb , 03 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Andre Miller believes ‘there’s chance’ he’ll get traded

"I don't really care, really,'' Miller said when asked in a FanHouse interview Wednesday whether his hope now is to remain in Portland rather than be traded. "You know what I'm saying? I would like to stay put, but it's a business and anything can happen.''

When asked if he believes there's a decent chance he'll be moved by the Feb. 24 trade deadline, Miller said, "Yeah. Yeah.'' "There's a chance,'' Miller said. "A lot of guys can get moved. Where? I don't know. At this point, hopefully it's not a team that's rebuilding. I wouldn't want to go back to like a Philly situation.''

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Yes, there's a chance Andre Miller could be traded before the February trade deadline.

Miller can still effectively handle the one-spot; he has a flexible contract, as the team holds an option on the 2012 season; and his current team, the Trail Blazers, could well go into rebuild move and auction off him and fellow vet’ Marcus Camby.

Just don’t expect Executive Richie Cho to wrap Miller in a bow and give him away. Portland’s new head suit has proven to be one cool, calm customer.

For instance, Cho refused to be bullied into trading Rudy Fernandez. He ignored Fernandez’s whining about playing time. He also ignored Fernandez’s agent, who also whined about, well, everything to the press.

Most importantly, he shrugged off Rip City nation, who called for Fernandez to immediately be banished back to Europe.

Cho has patiently waited for a deal that makes sense. In the meantime, Fernandez has started to perform and recently withdrew his trade demand.

Suddenly, Cho and Portland have the upper hand. They can keep Fernandez or trade him when they get an offer to their liking.

The same will happen with Miller. Cho will send the power point guard packing if he can get a contender to give up a blue-chip prospect and/or a draft pick.

Miller, however, could stay with Portland. After all, Cho is in the driver seat – the team can decide to exercise the option on the final year of his contract or cut him loose in July.

Bottom line: Miller’s immediate future is unknown. Whatever happens will be in the best interests of the Blazers, and not the player.

--Oly Sandor.

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Friday , Dec , 31 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Camby and Knicks thinking reunion?

Marcus Camby wants to remain in Portland, but if the team does trade him he would prefer to be dealt to a contending team. A source says that the veteran will contemplate retirement if moved to a rebuilding club. The Knicks, however, are one team that Camby would approve.

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Hoops Vibe’s Very Quick Call: Marcus Camby may be willing to leave his current home of Portland, but only if he gets to go to a former home.

Camby, a veteran five-man, is always in demand because of his rebounding and defense; however, the Blazers’ recent stumbles have changed his circumstances.

Brandon Roy is having serious knee troubles; Greg Oden is out indefinitely; and the Blazers, a team that was supposed to contend, are struggling mightily in the Western Conference.

So Camby, who was heralded as a mentor for these young Blazers, may approve a trade to the right contender –like the New York Knicks.

Sure, the Knicks are competitive. And sure, playing meaningful basketball in a world class city is always preferable to battling for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

For Camby, the real appeal of New York may be that it’s familiar. Camby spent four years with the Knicks and is comfortable with both the city and organization.

Since he’s nearing the end of his career, Camby is leery of getting traded. The right trade would be fine; the wrong trade would result in early retirement.

--Oly Sandor.

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Wednesday , Apr , 21 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Marcus Camby Signs Two-Year Extension with Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward/center Marcus Camby to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Camby posted averages of 7.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.13 steals, 2.04 blocked shots and 31.2 minutes in 23 games (all starts) with the Trail Blazers this season. He ranked second in the NBA in rebounds (11.8), fifth in blocked shots (1.97) and eighth in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.04) for 2009-10.

“Portland felt right to me since I got here and the support from the team, fans and organization has been incredible,” said Camby. “I’m looking forward to continuing my career as a Trail Blazer and think this team can do something special.”
 
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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Eddy Curry to Knicks: Don’t Buy Me out; Waive Me

Embattled Eddy Curry told The Post he hopes the Knicks waive him if he is not in their plans for next season.

The Knicks' star-crossed center, who has played 10 games in two seasons, said he would not take less money to go away.

"I'm not taking a buyout, so that's not happening," Curry told The Post. "Definitely not. They can try to trade me if they wanted to. I hope it doesn't come to that.

"But I would just hope that if it came down to it, especially going into a contract year, that if [coach Mike D'Antoni] knows this wasn't the right place for me, they would make the right decision. Other than that, I'll do everything I can to be ready."

The Knicks will look for a starting center in the free-agent market. In addition to Marcus Camby, they may court Brad Miller, who played for Knicks team president Donnie Walsh in Indiana.

In perhaps his last act as a Knick, Curry forgot his passport on their season-ending trip to Toronto earlier this week, according to sources. Curry would like to forget his past two seasons.

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