Mar 22, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; New York Knicks center Marcus Camby (23) reacts against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. The Knicks beat the Raptors 99-94. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Camby Not Bitter About Being Traded By New York Knicks


The New York Knicks completed a deal that will send Andrea Bargnani to NY Sunday evening. In the deal, Marcus Camby was sent the other way, and he is understanding of the team’s decision to include him in the deal. He had the following to say through his Twitter:

Wanna say thx to the New York Knicks organization, Mr, Dolan, and the great fans of NY. My heart will always be in NY!

I know the city deserves a chip’ and they r making the steps to get that done and I fully support it and understand it…

I’m not originally from NY but real close by and everyone has made me feel nothing but love during my time with the team and when I wasn’t..

Gonna miss my #knickstape brodies, y’all go get it done!

Camby had an underwhelming season for the Knicks, being unable to get healthy and playing in just 24 games. He averaged just 1.8 points and 3.3 rebounds.

In a statement Camby also says that while he loves Toronto, he will evaluate his options and might not want to play for the team. At the age of 39, Camby wants to be a role player on a roster that is capable of contending for a championship, and so being part of a Raptors team that is still several pieces away is clearly not attractive enough for him.

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