I keep forgetting to blog about Denver's salary dump trade sending Marcus Camby to the Clippers even though the Center for American Progress primarily hired me because John Podesta felt they had to beef up their NBA coverage to prepare for the looming era of having a hoops fan in the White House.

Camby is, though kind of old at this point, still really good. This is going to make Denver much worse and yet their payroll is still going to be high and they don't seem all that well-positioned to rebuild. For the Clippers, by contrast, I'd say this is about as good as resigning Elton Brand would have been -- they'll be in the playoff mix but not among the West's elite.