A source close to Marcus Camby told ESPNNewYork.com that the unrestricted free agent would be interested in returning to the Knicks.
Camby, 38, played for the Knicks from 1998 to 2002. Camby has also played for the Raptors, Nuggets, Clippers, Blazers and, most recently, the Rockets.
Knicks could use a veteran big man off the bench who changes the game on defense. Camby is a four-time blocks leader who was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2007.
Camby could be open to the team’s midlevel exception of $3.09 million. That will be available only if the Knicks sign-and-trade for a free-agent point guard, which is No. 1 on their list because they’re the weakest at that position on the depth chart.
If the Knicks sign a top free-agent point guard to the midlevel amount, the source would be “shocked” if Camby accepts the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million. The 16-year veteran could likely command more than $3.09 million, because he earned roughly $11.2 million in 2011-12 with the Blaze...