Marcus Camby was expected to miss two more weeks but could be out much longer due to a torn plantar fascia. The veteran center is now trying to improve his condition enough to avoid surgery that would sideline him up to two months.

“My plantar fascia is torn,” Camby said. “I’m trying to do whatever I can to avoid surgery. We’re just going to rehab it and see how it goes in the next two weeks and take it from there. We don’t want to rehab it and nurse it and have it still be lingering.

"That is something I’m going to sit back and figure out and definitely look toward long term, as the season progresses to the second half of the season. I have to be smart about it.”

Signed to return to the Rockets as a free agent to join the mix backing up Dwight Howard, Camby has not participated in practices in training camp this season. Camby played in just 24 games last season.