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The New York Knicks have acquired center Marcus Camby from Houston in a sign-and trade deal and re-signed guard JR Smith.
The Knicks also signed forward James White from Europe and were working to complete deals to bring in Jason Kidd and keep Steve Novak. Those have already been agreed to but couldn't become completed until Wednesday, the first day contracts could be signed.
The Knicks also are waiting to receive offer sheets that Jeremy Lin had agreed to sign with Houston and Landry Fields with Toronto. They will have three days to match since the players are restricted free agents, and have already said they plan to keep Lin.
New York sent Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan and two future second-round picks to the Rockets for Camby.
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Knicks needed front-court depth heading into the Free Agent Period. They addressed that need by locking into a 3-year $13.2 million guaranteed contract with Marcus Camby. Marcus Camby is 48-years old, under contract until he's 51. He is expected to back up both Amar'e and Tyson, filling in at both the Power Forward and Center positions. Is this a good idea...
BACK TO THE APPLE
After all the buzz and rumors, we finally have a center who was a former NBA defensive player of the year traded to the New York metro area. Glad that's over, eh?
Marcus Camby has agreed to rejoin the New York Knicks in a deal that sends three players and two second-round draft picks to the Houston Rockets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team has announced the trade.
The Rockets, continuing to reshape their roster after missing the playoffs for the third...
The New York Knicks are keeping another key member of their rotation with JR Smith deciding to re-sign.
Smith's agent confirms the deal that was agreed to early Tuesday. Smith had declined a $2.5 million option for next season, because doing so meant he could earn slightly more. But the New Jersey native had hoped to return to the Knicks.
Smith joined the team in February after...
During his first tenure with the Knicks from 1998-2002, Marcus Camby was faced with beginning to fill the shoes of the oft-injured and ever aging Patrick Ewing. Despite the fans having such a high expectation for the center position, Camby filled in quite nicely, not only helping the Knicks to the NBA Finals in 1999, but averaging a double-double in each of his two latter seasons...
Marcus Camby was traded by the Knicks to Denver in 2002.
J.R. Smith has a player option for the second season of his deal with the Knicks.
The New York Knicks are reloading. Gearing up for the change of landscape in the east with the Brooklyn Nets wheeling and dealing, the champs adding Ray Allen and the Celtics replacing Ray Allen with Jason Terry. The Knicks have agreed to a three-year, $13.2 million sign-and-trade deal with the Houston Rockets for 38-year [...]
Since July 1st, the Knicks have gone to work, using almost all possible assets to not only re-sign their own talents, but also lure in veteran role players to surround their stars.New York is proving they are dedicated to building a winner for the present, shoring up the roster and valuing depth, aiming to follow suit and compete with the Miami Heat. Even with Jason Kidd, Steve Novak...