Marcus Camby Expects Readiness For NBA Return By End Of February
Free agent center Marcus Camby is progressing in his rehabilitation from foot surgery and expects to be fully healthy by February’s end to join an NBA team, a league source told RealGM.
Camby, who underwent surgery before the season for a torn plantar fascia, returned to on-court activities two weeks ago and has shown positive signs in his rehab. Teams must finalize postseason-eligible players by March 1.
Camby was waived by the Houston Rockets to ensure that the organization carried healthy players in the frontcourt, but he made clear a desire to heal the foot and further his 17-year NBA career. He averaged 1.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 24 games with the New York Knicks last season.
A rugged defender and rebounder, Camby could provide depth to a contender down the stretch of the season, provided his complete recovery. With the Rockets positioned as a title threat and strong respect for Kevin McHale, Camby had chose to sign with Houston in free agency.
At 39, Camby would become the league’s second-oldest player behind Steve Nash. He’s averaged 9.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over his career – including the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2007, four All-Defensive team selections and six double-double seasons.