The Houston Rockets are a “leading contender” to sign Marcus Camby once he clears waivers.

Camby’s agent, Rick Kaplan, negotiated his buyout from the Toronto Raptors.

"If Marcus becomes a free agent as we expect on Sunday the Rockets are a leading contender for where he'll end up next season," Kaplan said.

"He had a very positive experience there. It's his adopted hometown. He'd be a great fit with the organization. It's premature right now. We'll see what happens in the next few days."

Camby appeared in 19 games for the Rockets during the 2011-12 season.