Word out of the NBA, besides the Magic getting fleeced in the Dwight Howard saga, is the New York Knicks have landed Marcus Camby to shore up their front court depth. Jordan Shultz (@206child) was the first to break the Camby news.
While the Brooklyn Nets were busy completing a huge four-team deal, the Knicks were busy recruiting Marcus Camby.
The team is finalizing the details of a sign and trade with the Houston Rockets that will likely include C Dan Gadzuric, Josh Harrelson, Jerome Jordan and Toney Douglas. The Knicks will likely also send $3 million dollars to the Rockets as part of the deal. The sign and trade deal leaves the Knicks to use the non-taxpayer mid-level exception to sign Jason Kidd, who agreed to join the Knicks earlier in the week.
New York had been in talks with completing a sign and trade with the Mavericks for Kidd, but Dallas was in no hurry to help the Knicks after seemingly stealing him away from the team at the last-minute. It was widely reported that Kidd was on the cusp of rejoining the club for the same 3 year, $9 million deal he accepted from the Knicks.
Kidd apparently got the blessing from Dirk to follow his heart and bolt for New York.
The Knicks now will look to add a cheap veteran back court player in the following weeks.
Candidates include the likes of Michael Redd, Carlos Delfino, Marco Belinelli, Danny Green, Tracy McGrady or Marquis Daniels.
The Knicks also resigned their 3 point marksman, Steve Novak to a four-year $15 million dollar deal earlier today.
While the Nets made the sexiest move of the day, and finally put an end to the “Dwightmare”, the Knicks have made moves to give them better depth up front, while securing a key piece to their roster in Novak.
Look for the Knicks to also attempt to resign J.R. Smith as quickly as possible. With Landry Fields agreeing to terms on a 3 year, $19 million deal and Novak getting $15 million, asking J.R. to accept a one year, $2.8 million deal might be tough.