Found June 05, 2013 on Turn On The Knicks:
When the Knicks decided which route they were going to take heading into the 2012-13 season, they knowingly took a risk. By deciding to acquire as many veterans as possible, the Knicks left a lot of their fate in the hands of potential injuries and the possibility of old age catching up to some of their new acquisitions. In July they made a move with that in mind, with that risk attached, but it was a move that seemed quite popular at the time. With Marcus Camby rejoining the Knicks, the excitement was two-fold. One aspect, certainly, was that a fan favorite was returning; a guy who was a part of the last positive aspect of Knicks basketball was back! That’s always fun. Then there was the more practical enthusiasm, that with Marcus Camby backing up Tyson Chandler, the Knicks were going to be legitimately huge. They were going to have two legitimate 7-footers who could rebound and patrol the paint. This was supposed to be a huge advantage against Miami, whom the Knicks were figuring...
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