LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired a big presence in the paint, picking up center Marcus Camby from the Denver Nuggets for the option of swapping second-round draft picks in 2010.
Camby averaged 9.1 points, 13.1 rebounds and a league-leading 3.61 blocks per game for the Nuggets last season. The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year is one of just two players in league history to lead the team in blocks in three straight years.
First contracts for first-round picks
UNDATED (AP) - Brandon Rush, Roy Hibbert and Anthony Randolph have accepted their first NBA contracts, less than three weeks after being taken in the first round of the draft.
Hibbert was taken with the 13th overall selection by the Pacers, who also took Hibbert with the 17th pick. The Warriors made Randolph the 14th player chosen in the draft.
Also in the NBA yesterday, the Orlando Magic signed veteran free-agent point guard Anthony Johnson, who spent last season with Sacramento and Atlanta.