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    Buried [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]today, we have Marcus Camby, who said he had expected to be part of the Nov. 21 trade to the Knicks, which sent Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins to Clipperland.
    "When the trade went down, I thought there was a possibility I would be in it and not Tim [Thomas]," Camby told myself and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]Frank Isola. "But Tim wound up in the trade with Cuttino."
    Camby turned 35 on Sunday and looked every bit of it in Wednesday's game at the Garden, in which he played just 14:41 and was scoreless with three rebounds and zero blocks. He has been dealing with a hamstring strain and, more noticably, dealing with being a Clipper. Both he and Baron Davis were noticably grumpy on the bench and during timeouts. Mike Dunleavy has to juggle three quality big men in Camby, Zach Randolph and Chris Kaman.
    But if you're wondering if Camby has anything left, consider that he's third in the NBA in blocked shots (2.25 per game) which is almost as many as the Knicks team average (2.34), which is the worst in the NBA.
    “I can still block some," Camby said with a smile. "They got me playing the four [spot] now so I’m spaced out on the court, so my blocks are down this year."
    He said Mike D'Antoni's offensive philosophy is "a great system" and noted how certain players have benefitted from it this season.
    "I think David Lee has been flourishing in the system, seeing screens and rolling to the basket," Camby said. "Take him out and I could just see Amar'e [Stoudemire] in that same position, what he was doing. The system is great for everyone.”
    Camby has one year left on his contract for $10.9 million before he becomes a free agent in 2010. He said he would welcome a return to the Knicks if it ever worked out.
    “I’d be happy about being back in the area," the Hartford naive said. "Being here, just seeing everybody, being close to home. I always want to be where I’m comfortable and I’m comfortable here in New York.”
    Legends Night was Monday, but on Wednesday Camby was one of a few familiar faces from one of the last memorable Knick teams, the 1999 NBA Finalists. Along celebrity row was Larry Johnson, who took in his second straight game at the Garden. So you had three key components of that '99 Finals run -- LJ, Camby and Allan Houston -- in the building (Latrell remains in hermitage).
    Hard to believe that memorable run started almost exactly 10 years ago to the day.
    “Every time I see Kurt [Thomas], I’m like, ‘Man, me and you are the only ones left that was on that Finals team’," Camby said. "That’s crazy, because we were like the young guys. I just turned 35 on Sunday and it seems like so long ago that I was here. Like I said, the memories are definitely life-long lasting.”
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    It would be great if we could swing a deal for him. I could see us getting him on draft night or something. They have 3 starting caliber PF/C's on that team (Z-bo, Kaman, and Camby). One of them has to go, especially if they end up drafting another big man.

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    A shame really, because at 35 it just makes no sense.

    Just another Knick management nightmare.

    Let's see, you trade away a 20 year old something rebounding / shot blocking big man that puts fear in the hearts of opponents.

    But, not to worry, we now have J. Jeffries.

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    I don't think the Knicks should sign Marcus Camby in 2010, because he will be way too old.

    However, if the Knicks can somehow trade Eddy Curry with David Lee for Marcus Camby, I would definitely support the move.

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    You're right that he's old, but his game isn't one that really declines with age. He'll still be a good shot-blocker and rebounder for awhile. Look at Mutumbo, he was effective late into his 60's.

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    Originally Posted by JayJ44
    You're right that he's old, but his game isn't one that really declines with age. He'll still be a good shot-blocker and rebounder for awhile. Look at Mutumbo, he was effective late into his 60's.
    haha yes! Another of my favourite players, get him back!

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    he takes pride in blocking and still does it well, age dont matter

    plus u can expect him to get those few blocks per game

    only thing is hes been gettin injured, so half a season may not be enough, but if he can play like 70 games that would be great

    they should get in touch with him at some point, see how he feels about playing most of the season and etc

    if u think about how often knicks get beat off the dribble, camby gon be averaging a double double in blocks and rebounds

    this guys career high is 11 blocks, knicks wack perimeter D can help him become the greatest shotblocker of all time

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    If we were a playoff team, I would approve.

    But this point, we're just a big fail.

    We need to obtain a **** load of prospects and cap space before we even think of a obtaining veterans of this caliber.

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    Marcus Camby is overrated. And he's not a playoff guy: he got destroyed, in every way possible, in last year's playoffs, by Pau Gasol. And his FG% is horrible, for the most part, in the playoffs. guy's a career 44% shooter in the post season.

    <table class="statsHeader" width="742" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="gSGSectionTitleStatsGrid" width="738">Career Playoff Averages
    </td> <td width="2"></td> </tr></tbody></table> <table class="playerStatTable careerAvg" border="1" bordercolor="#cccccc" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="title"> <td class="year">Year</td> <td class="team">Team</td> <td>G</td> <td>GS</td> <td>MPG</td> <td>FG%</td> <td>3P%</td> <td>FT%</td> <td>OFF</td> <td>DEF</td> <td>RPG</td> <td>APG</td> <td>SPG</td> <td>BPG</td> <td>TO</td> <td>PF</td> <td>PPG</td> </tr> <tr class=""> <td class="yr">98-99</td> <td class="tm">NYK</td> <td>20</td> <td>3</td> <td>25.5</td> <td>0.566</td> <td>0.000</td> <td>0.616</td> <td>2.6</td> <td>5.1</td> <td>7.7</td> <td>0.3</td> <td>1.2</td> <td>1.9</td> <td>0.75</td> <td>3.80</td> <td>10.4</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="yr">99-00</td> <td class="tm">NYK</td> <td>16</td> <td>0</td> <td>24.1</td> <td>0.337</td> <td>0.000</td> <td>0.613</td> <td>2.2</td> <td>4.8</td> <td>7.0</td> <td>0.4</td> <td>0.5</td> <td>1.4</td> <td>0.75</td> <td>3.20</td> <td>4.8</td> </tr> <tr class=""> <td class="yr">00-01</td> <td class="tm">NYK</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>35.3</td> <td>0.385</td> <td>0.000</td> <td>0.385</td> <td>1.0</td> <td>7.0</td> <td>8.0</td> <td>1.8</td> <td>0.5</td> <td>2.2</td> <td>0.50</td> <td>4.50</td> <td>6.3</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="yr">03-04</td> <td class="tm">DEN</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>38.8</td> <td>0.491</td> <td>0.500</td> <td>0.571</td> <td>2.8</td> <td>8.6</td> <td>11.4</td> <td>2.4</td> <td>0.8</td> <td>1.4</td> <td>1.20</td> <td>4.20</td> <td>12.6</td> </tr> <tr class=""> <td class="yr">04-05</td> <td class="tm">DEN</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>36.8</td> <td>0.415</td> <td>0.000</td> <td>0.630</td> <td>0.8</td> <td>10.4</td> <td>11.2</td> <td>1.8</td> <td>0.6</td> <td>3.2</td> <td>2.20</td> <td>3.60</td> <td>10.2</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="yr">05-06</td> <td class="tm">DEN</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>35.0</td> <td>0.419</td> <td>0.000</td> <td>0.556</td> <td>2.6</td> <td>8.4</td> <td>11.0</td> <td>2.2</td> <td>0.8</td> <td>2.8</td> <td>0.80</td> <td>2.80</td> <td>11.4</td> </tr> <tr class=""> <td class="yr">06-07</td> <td class="tm">DEN</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>36.8</td> <td>0.378</td> <td>0.000</td> <td>0.667</td> <td>2.4</td> <td>12.4</td> <td>14.8</td> <td>2.0</td> <td>0.8</td> <td>3.2</td> <td>2.00</td> <td>2.80</td> <td>7.6</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td class="yr">07-08</td> <td class="tm">DEN</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>31.0</td> <td>0.238</td> <td>1.000</td> <td>0.333</td> <td>2.8</td> <td>10.5</td> <td>13.3</td> <td>3.0</td> <td>1.0</td> <td>3.0</td> <td>2.50</td> <td>2.50</td> <td>3.3</td></tr></tbody></table>

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    The Glass Man. I'd rather have Sheed

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    Originally Posted by OGKnickfan
    Marcus Camby is overrated. And he's not a playoff guy: he got destroyed, in every way possible, in last year's playoffs, by Pau Gasol. And his FG% is horrible, for the most part, in the playoffs. guy's a career 44% shooter in the post season.

    <TABLE class=statsHeader border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=742><TBODY><TR><TD class=gSGSectionTitleStatsGrid width=738>Career Playoff Averages

    </TD> <TD width=2></TD> </TR></TBODY></TABLE> <TABLE class="playerStatTable careerAvg" border=1 cellSpacing=0 borderColor=#cccccc cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR class=title><TD class=year>Year</TD><TD class=team>Team</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>GS</TD><TD>MPG</TD><TD>FG%</TD><TD>3P%</TD><TD>FT%</TD><TD>OFF</TD><TD>DEF</TD><TD>RPG</TD><TD>APG</TD><TD>SPG</TD><TD>BPG</TD><TD>TO</TD><TD>PF</TD><TD>PPG</TD></TR><TR><TD class=yr>98-99</TD><TD class=tm>NYK</TD><TD>20</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>25.5</TD><TD>0.566</TD><TD>0.000</TD><TD>0.616</TD><TD>2.6</TD><TD>5.1</TD><TD>7.7</TD><TD>0.3</TD><TD>1.2</TD><TD>1.9</TD><TD>0.75</TD><TD>3.80</TD><TD>10.4</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD class=yr>99-00</TD><TD class=tm>NYK</TD><TD>16</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>24.1</TD><TD>0.337</TD><TD>0.000</TD><TD>0.613</TD><TD>2.2</TD><TD>4.8</TD><TD>7.0</TD><TD>0.4</TD><TD>0.5</TD><TD>1.4</TD><TD>0.75</TD><TD>3.20</TD><TD>4.8</TD></TR><TR><TD class=yr>00-01</TD><TD class=tm>NYK</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>35.3</TD><TD>0.385</TD><TD>0.000</TD><TD>0.385</TD><TD>1.0</TD><TD>7.0</TD><TD>8.0</TD><TD>1.8</TD><TD>0.5</TD><TD>2.2</TD><TD>0.50</TD><TD>4.50</TD><TD>6.3</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD class=yr>03-04</TD><TD class=tm>DEN</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>38.8</TD><TD>0.491</TD><TD>0.500</TD><TD>0.571</TD><TD>2.8</TD><TD>8.6</TD><TD>11.4</TD><TD>2.4</TD><TD>0.8</TD><TD>1.4</TD><TD>1.20</TD><TD>4.20</TD><TD>12.6</TD></TR><TR><TD class=yr>04-05</TD><TD class=tm>DEN</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>36.8</TD><TD>0.415</TD><TD>0.000</TD><TD>0.630</TD><TD>0.8</TD><TD>10.4</TD><TD>11.2</TD><TD>1.8</TD><TD>0.6</TD><TD>3.2</TD><TD>2.20</TD><TD>3.60</TD><TD>10.2</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD class=yr>05-06</TD><TD class=tm>DEN</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>35.0</TD><TD>0.419</TD><TD>0.000</TD><TD>0.556</TD><TD>2.6</TD><TD>8.4</TD><TD>11.0</TD><TD>2.2</TD><TD>0.8</TD><TD>2.8</TD><TD>0.80</TD><TD>2.80</TD><TD>11.4</TD></TR><TR><TD class=yr>06-07</TD><TD class=tm>DEN</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>36.8</TD><TD>0.378</TD><TD>0.000</TD><TD>0.667</TD><TD>2.4</TD><TD>12.4</TD><TD>14.8</TD><TD>2.0</TD><TD>0.8</TD><TD>3.2</TD><TD>2.00</TD><TD>2.80</TD><TD>7.6</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD class=yr>07-08</TD><TD class=tm>DEN</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>31.0</TD><TD>0.238</TD><TD>1.000</TD><TD>0.333</TD><TD>2.8</TD><TD>10.5</TD><TD>13.3</TD><TD>3.0</TD><TD>1.0</TD><TD>3.0</TD><TD>2.50</TD><TD>2.50</TD><TD>3.3</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Well, offense isn't a big part of his game. His FG% was low, but he didn't take many shots. Also, the reason he got destroyed by Pau Gasol, is that Pau is a better player than him. It's not like Camby got destroyed by a scrub, Gasol is a world class player. I don't think anyone expected him to be outplayed by Camby.

    I agree that he's overrated, in the sense that he isn't a very good man to man defender in the post. He actually sometimes leaves his man, to go for the block. But it's still better than anything we have currently. If we could get him without having to give up much, we should pull the trigger, IMO.

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    I'd like him if he is under 5mil

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    2 million/year for 2 years. If it's cheap, it's worth it.

    He can bring back the CambyLand kids area. That was a sad day when that got traded with him.

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    I think he is just to old and fragle to take a chance on him this late in his career.I would rather take Chandler from the Hornets if we had to choose.

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    Does he wanna come back for basketball or because he have a boyfriend in town?

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    as a back up center? yes.

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