HoopsHype Marcus Camby rumors

April 11, 2014 Updates
February 10, 2014 Updates

Free agent center Marcus Camby is progressing in his rehabilitation from foot surgery and expects to be fully healthy by February’s end to join an NBA team, a league source told RealGM. Camby, who underwent surgery before the season for a torn plantar fascia, returned to on-court activities two weeks ago and has shown positive signs in his rehab. Teams must finalize postseason-eligible players by March 1. RealGM

January 6, 2014 Updates

Camby said after he was waived by the Rockets he hoped to be able to return to his hometown team this season and that is still the case. "(My) preference is to stay home," said Camby, who lives in Pearland. Camby, who played for the Rockets during the 2011-12 season, was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and has averaged 9.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks a game during his career. FOX 26 Sports

After he was waived by the Houston Rockets in October, Camby underwent the procedure and believes he'll be able to return to the court next month. "I'm doing good," Camby said. "I'm able to jog on a treadmill now. So just still in therapy. "Hoping in another month or so to start back on the court." FOX 26 Sports

January 3, 2014 Updates
October 30, 2013 Updates

A day after he was waived, Camby was back at practice, taking up the Rockets on their invitation to work with players until he can return to the NBA. Camby plans to undergo surgery on his torn plantar fascia tissue Friday and then return to work with Rockets coaches once his rehab will allow. He does not consider his playing career over yet. Houston Chronicle

October 28, 2013 Updates

The Houston Rockets have waived center Marcus Camby and guard Reggie Williams to reach the roster limit of 15. Camby signed with Houston in late July after the Toronto Raptors bought out his contract earlier in the month. Toronto had acquired the 17-year veteran as part of the trade that sent forward Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks. 9news.com

October 27, 2013 Updates

The Rockets will waive center Marcus Camby on Monday, a person with knowledge of the decision said Sunday. Camby had been unable to come back from a torn plantar fascia tissue which has kept him out throughout the preseason. Camby’s agent, Rick Kaplan, confirmed the decision and said Camby does not intend to retire. Houston Chronicle

According to another person with knowledge of discussions between Camby and the team, Camby will consider remaining with the team to work with the Rockets’ big men. Houston Chronicle

Jonathan Feigen: Rockets will waive center Marcus Camby on Monday, source said. Camby has been unable to come back so far from torn plantar fascia tissue. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

October 25, 2013 Updates

Nearly a week after center Marcus Camby wanted to make a decision about whether to have surgery on the torn plantar fascia tissue in his left foot, he said he will put off that step as long as possible to continue with rehab in the hopes of avoiding surgery. Camby did not sound optimistic, however, that rehab will work. “Minimal progress, so still evaluating and rehabbing,” Camby said. “I definitely want to get out there as soon as possible, so I’m doing all the precautionary steps the training staff wants me to do. It’s just a wait-and-see approach right now. Surgery has always been the last resort. I think we pretty much have done everything else. We’ll give it a little more time before we make that decision.” Camby, who has been unable to practice this preseason, would miss another two months should he opt for the surgery. Houston Chronicle

October 16, 2013 Updates
October 9, 2013 Updates

Rockets center Marcus Camby, expected to be out another two weeks with a foot injury, could be out much longer if things don’t improve soon. Camby said Wednesday that the therapy he has been trying is to improve his condition enough to avoid surgery that would likely keep him out for as much as 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.” Houston Chronicle

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