Marcus Camby admits when he was younger he would not have considered signing with a team that acquired a franchise center like Dwight Howard, but the veteran big man embraced joining the Houston Rockets.

Camby also received a recruitment from Howard prior to signing.

"Ten years ago, no," Camby said of signing on to a team that just acquired Howard. "Now, I just got off the phone with him. He's a great guy. Even before I signed, when I got my buyout in Toronto, he was one of the guys that was texting and calling me, trying to sell me on Houston. I told him he didn't have to."

Howard left the Los Angeles Lakers to sign a free agent deal with the Rockets.