NBA free agency: Marcus Camby will sign with Rockets, per report
After being traded, bought out and then courted by playoff contenders like the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, free agent Marcus Camby has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets, reports Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears. The Houston Chronicle reports the deal to be a one-year, veteran's minimum contract worth $1.4 million.
The 39-year-old center's wild offseason finally comes to an end with a team ready to challenge for a championship. Camby will join Dwight Howard and Omer Asik at the center position with little pressure to produce. It will be quite different from last season, when Camby struggled through injuries with the New York Knicks but didn't see the court once he was healthy.
He was coming off a 40-game season with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2011-12 where he averaged 3.8 points and 8.9 rebounds in 22 minutes a night.
This is Camby's second stint with Houston. He played for the Rockets in 19 games in the 2011-12 season after a midseason trade from Portland. The Chronicle reported that Camby wanted to remain in Houston to finish out his career and is a resident of nearby Pearland, Texas.
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