For various reasons, Los Angeles and Houston will ultimately fail to acquire the 39-year-old Camby.
Hence, the Heat and Bulls are the most viable suitors for the second pick in the 1996 draft.
Despite being badly outmanned in the paint by the Pacers’ quartet of Paul George, David West, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough, the 6-foot-11, 235 pound Camby saw 12 seconds of action throughout New York’s playoff series against Indiana.
Hobbled and never to be confused with Bill Russell, the Knicks could have benefited from using Camby in certain situations.
Granted, the former Minuteman had only competed in 24 regular season games and averaged a mere 1.8 points, 3.3 blocks and 0.6 rebounds during those contests.
Regardless, a four-time swats leader who earned the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year award, Camby’s size and presence off the bench would have proved valuable to New York.
Misused by Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, Miami and Chicago are wise to recruit “The Cambyman.”
Although born during the Nixon Administration, Marcus Camby still has the ability to energize South Beach or “The Windy City” on the hardwood this autumn.by