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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 for the Knicks, you ask?
In order to answer that, I must first admit that I initially embellished Marcus Camby's age. The 16-year pro was born in March of 1974, making him 38 years-old technically. He's been a specifically solid player his whole career. Borderline good, never great, but always solid. His career numbers reflect this, averaging a near double-double at 9.7 points and 9.9 rebounds over 949 games. Okay let me back up, Marcus Camby has been a career good player, I think that's fair.
He is on the downside of that career though. That's what happens after a decade and a half of NBA ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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?
HOUSTON -- Marcus Camby is returning to New York, while the Houston Rockets continue to reshape their roster. The 38-year-old Camby agreed Monday to rejoin the Knicks in a deal that sends three players and two second-round draft picks to Houston, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team has announced...
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...
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...
According to some reports, the Celtics may be back in the hunt for Rockets center Marcus Camby:
The Clippers and Celtics have both been added to the list of contenders who want to sign Marcus Camby.
The Rockets seem resigned to letting Camby leave, and are willing to work out a sign-and-trade with any interested team. So far there has been interest from the Heat, Knicks, Nets...
The New York Knicks will obtain unrestricted free agent center Marcus Camby in a sign-and-trade deal with the Houston Rockets, multiple media outlets reported Monday. In return for Camby, the Rockets will get Toney Douglas, Jerome Jordan and Josh Harrellson in addition to the Knicks' second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2015, according to Yahoo Sports. The trade cannot...
Marcus Camby is returning to New York, while the Houston Rockets
continue to reshape their roster.
Marcus Camby was traded by the Knicks to Denver in 2002.
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 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 [...]