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Quick: Camby’s Play Will Be Key for Blazers

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After the Trail Blazers’ season-opening victory over Philadelphia on Monday, there will be plenty of talk about the production of LaMarcus Aldridge, the grit of Gerald Wallace, the flash of Jamal Crawford and the pace of Raymond Felton.

None of it matters, though, unless ageless center Marcus Camby is there to hold it all together.

So go ahead and applaud Aldridge’s 25 points. Marvel at Wallace’s street-fighter-like 21 points and nine rebounds. Get excited about Crawford’s play in that decisive fourth-quarter run, when he was a whirlwind of slicing drives, swishing shots and swirling passes.

Just don’t forget what Captain Camby did during the Blazers’ 107-103 opening-night win.

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skywaker9 (David) is a Portland native and passionate Blazers fan. He currently works as a University fiscal analyst for the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. He also has a PhD in Public Affairs and Policy at Portland State University. David is a former political activist who chose to focus on sports because they made him happy. He primarily writes previews for PWE and one of his primary goals is to inform Blazer fans everywhere about those players on other teams they may not have heard of but should (such as Nikola Vucevic).