Former Knicks center Marcus Camby could be on his way back to Madison Square Garden after leaving New York following the 2001-2002 season. Camby is currently an unrestricted free agent who is being targeted by the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and Brooklyn Nets among other teams.
The big man is 38-years old but he has still shown that he is a more than capable center in this league, averaging 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 19 games this past season. He will meet with the Knicks and the Heat this weekend, and will likely leave Houston.
Camby would be a backup to Tyson Chandler if he signs with the Knicks. On the contrary, he would have an opportunity to start for the World Champion Miami Heat who are looking for a reliable center. It might very well come down to money for Camby. If so, there is a 50/50 chance that he comes back to New York.
I still think Marcus Camby is a good center in this league. He is a tremendous rebounder and a defensive force in the paint. At age 38, he would probably be a better fit with the Knicks backing up Chandler and playing limited minutes off the bench. He would be an upgrade over what the Knicks have now on the bench, offering more than Jerome Jordan, Josh Harrellson, Jared Jeffries, or Dan Gadzuric. Camby would be a welcome edition to this undersized Knicks team.