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New York Knicks have upper hand against Miami Heat in signing Marcus Camby

7/8/12 in NBA   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

After signing shooting guard Ray Allen, the Miami Heat have set veteran center Marcus Camby as their next target. The Miami Heat offered Ray Allen their complete $3.1 million mid-level exception, thus the only way for the franchise to acquire Marcus Camby is through a sign-and trade with the Houston Rockets, who currently own rights to the player.
 
Marcus Camby is going at a starting salary of $3 million for each season, and he is looking for a multiyear contract. The Miami Heat can only offer a veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million to Marcus Camby, thus they will most likely go with the sign-and trade option. According to the Miami Herald, the Houston Rockets have been offered a package containing Norris Cole, Joel Anthony and future first-round picks in the drafts by the Miami Heat.
 
Other teams, such as the San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets also appear interested in Marcus Camby. However, it is the New York Knicks who have emerge as the Miami Heat’s biggest rivals in acquiring Marcus Camby. The free agent Marcus Camby had scheduled visits with both the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.
 
The New York Knicks can use their min mid-level exception to sign free agents, and after signing Jason Kidd earlier this week, the franchise has to make a decision on whether it wants to offer the figure to Marcus Camby or Jason Kidd.
 
After signing Jason Kidd earlier this week, the New York Knicks don’t have much capacity with their mini mid-level exception to offer contracts to both, Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby, whose demands match the amount. The New York Knicks will have to offer the mini mid-level exception to one player, while the other will have to be acquired through a sign-and trade deal. Predictably, the New York Knicks have already entered in talks with the Dallas Mavericks regarding a sign-and-trade deal for Jason Kidd; and they are adopting that same cautionary approach with Houston Rockets, about free agent Marcus Camby.
 
And that is where the New York Knicks have the edge over the maimi Heat. The Houston Rockets are more intrigued by the New York Knicks sign-and-trade offer in comparison to the Miami Heat. It all has to do with the pieces being offered in the sign-and-trade deal. The New York Knicks are reportedly offering a package that may include the likes of guardToney Douglas, center Jerome Jordan and centerJosh Harrelson. Even Dan Gadzuric’s name has come up as a possibility for the sign-and-trade package.
 
The addition of Marcus Camby will not only open up other starting line-up options for the New York Knick, but most importantly he will fill in as  a reliable back-up center after Tyson
Chandler spent much of last season due to injuries. Marcus Camby will likely play a big part in guarding other team’s key offensive threats, an d with an impact on the offense as well as defensive boards.
 
Marcus Camby, the former Portland Trail Blazers’ player who served with the Houston Rockets last season averaged 4.9 points and 9.0 rebounds during 59 games split between the two teams.New York Knicks have upper hand against Miami Heat in signing Marcus Camby
After signing shooting guard Ray Allen, the Miami Heat have set veteran center Marcus Camby as their next target. The Miami Heat offered Ray Allen their complete $3.1 million mid-level exception, thus the only way for the franchise to acquire Marcus Camby is through a sign-and trade with the Houston Rockets, who currently own rights to the player.
 
Marcus Camby is going at a starting salary of $3 million for each season, and he is looking for a multiyear contract. The Miami Heat can only offer a veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million to Marcus Camby, thus they will most likely go with the sign-and trade option. According to the Miami Herald, the Houston Rockets have been offered a package containing Norris Cole, Joel Anthony and future first-round picks in the drafts by the Miami Heat.
 
Other teams, such as the San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets also appear interested in Marcus Camby. However, it is the New York Knicks who have emerge as the Miami Heat’s biggest rivals in acquiring Marcus Camby. The free agent Marcus Camby had scheduled visits with both the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.
 
The New York Knicks can use their min mid-level exception to sign free agents, and after signing Jason Kidd earlier this week, the franchise has to make a decision on whether it wants to offer the figure to Marcus Camby or Jason Kidd.
 
After signing Jason Kidd earlier this week, the New York Knicks don’t have much capacity with their mini mid-level exception to offer contracts to both, Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby, whose demands match the amount. The New York Knicks will have to offer the mini mid-level exception to one player, while the other will have to be acquired through a sign-and trade deal. Predictably, the New York Knicks have already entered in talks with the Dallas Mavericks regarding a sign-and-trade deal for Jason Kidd; and they are adopting that same cautionary approach with Houston Rockets, about free agent Marcus Camby.
 
And that is where the New York Knicks have the edge over the maimi Heat. The Houston Rockets are more intrigued by the New York Knicks sign-and-trade offer in comparison to the Miami Heat. It all has to do with the pieces being offered in the sign-and-trade deal. The New York Knicks are reportedly offering a package that may include the likes of guardToney Douglas, center Jerome Jordan and centerJosh Harrelson. Even Dan Gadzuric’s name has come up as a possibility for the sign-and-trade package.
 
The addition of Marcus Camby will not only open up other starting line-up options for the New York Knick, but most importantly he will fill in as  a reliable back-up center after Tyson
Chandler spent much of last season due to injuries. Marcus Camby will likely play a big part in guarding other team’s key offensive threats, an d with an impact on the offense as well as defensive boards.
 
Marcus Camby, the former Portland Trail Blazers’ player who served with the Houston Rockets last season averaged 4.9 points and 9.0 rebounds during 59 games split between the two teams.
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