HoopsHype Marcus Camby rumors

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Marcus Camby isn’t officially a Raptor yet, but has already asked for either a buyout or trade so he can join a contending club and could soon be on the free-agent market, The Post has learned. Camby has two years and roughly $7.6 million left on his Knicks contract. But of his final-season wage of $4.2M, only $1.2M is guaranteed. Camby has no plans to retire, according to his agent Rick Kaplan. New York Post

Toronto was essentially trying to dump Bargnani and appear to be OK with fulfilling the wishes of Camby, who was their No. 1 pick 17 years ago, selected by then-Toronto president Isiah Thomas. “We have a great deal of respect for and faith in the new management of the Raptors,’’ Camby’s agent Rick Kaplan said. “So something is likely to work out for all involved.’’ The Knicks are looking for a big man to add to the roster but because of new NBA rules are not allowed to re-sign Camby for one year. New York Post

July 2, 2013 Updates

Camby, originally drafted by the Raptors in 1996, isn’t likely to ever suit up for Toronto; he wants to end a long career trying to win a championship. Toronto sources say Ujiri does not yet have a landing spot for Camby but the Raptors GM does have more than a week to find a way to flip him for some other asset. Not doing so risks having to buy Camby out of the last guaranteed year of his contract and get nothing in return for the veteran centre. Toronto Star

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Camby, however, did not sound enthused about potentially heading back to Toronto. "It's unfortunate that I wasn't given a meaningful opportunity to contribute last season in New York. I was really looking forward to the upcoming year as a chance to show the organization what they missed out on last year, and pushing our team towards the Finals," he said in a statement through his agent. "I have nothing but positive things to say about the city of Toronto and its great fans, having been drafted by the Raptors 17 years ago. Given that my goal at this point in my career is to have a shot at a championship, however, I'll have to evaluate my options going forward. I've enjoyed a great career and under the right circumstances I hope to continue making an impact in the league." ESPN.com

Kenyon Martin is not going to sign off on being signed-and-traded to Toronto, sources say. Camby's agent, Rick Kaplan, is on the record as saying, "It's going to happen." ESPN.com

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