Blazers offer Blake to Clippers for Camby

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As the Portland Trail Blazers make trade proposals around the league, one name keeps popping up: Steve Blake(notes).

This time, Blake has been offered with Travis Outlaw(notes) to the Los Angeles Clippers for center Marcus Camby(notes), a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

It’s also believed that the Blazers will add cash to the bid. All three players have expiring contracts, so it would likely take an additional ingredient – cash and or a second-round draft pick – to convince the Clippers to give up Camby for this package.

Camby, 35, is averaging 7.7 points and 12.1 rebounds for the Clippers.

Outlaw played only 11 games this season before breaking his left foot, and has just been cleared to return to practice. He could be ready to return to games within seven to 10 days. Some in the league believe that GM Kevin Pritchard wants to clear the way for his first-round draft pick, Jerryd Bayless(notes), to get more time in the backcourt with Andre Miller(notes), and that’s part of the reason for shopping Blake.

The Blazers have been searching for some inside help to deflect the blow of losing centers Greg Oden(notes) and Joel Przybilla(notes) to knee injuries.

The Clippers have been trying to attach guard Sebastian Telfair(notes) to any deal with Camby, but it’s highly improbable that Portland would take back Telfair, who started his career with the Blazers.

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