Monday, July 9, 2012
Marcus Camby returns to New York.
In a sign and trade, the Houston Rockets will acquire Toney Douglas, Josh Harrelson, Jerome Jordan, two 2nd round picks in 2013 and 2015, the Knicks will get center Marcus Camby. Camby, in his second stint with the franchise, will sign a three year contract worth 13.2 million. Camby played for the Knicks from 1998 to 2002, the last time New York won a playoff series was in the year 2000, Camby was still on the team.
Camby will be backing up Tyson Chandler, giving the Knicks a defensive duo and more experience at that position than what second year player Josh Harrelson could provide. New York has done a good job in getting veterans like Camby and Jason Kidd. The Knicks are committed in changing the culture of the franchise and surround their superstars with smart players.
The Rockets got Jerome Jordan and Josh Harrelson's expiring contracts and Toney Douglas has a qualifying offer in the 2013-2014 season.
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