As free agency began, the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors made a deal to bring Andrea Bargnani to the Big Apple in exchange for Marcus Camby. The deal has Camby unhappy, going from a winning team to a rebuilding organization.
“It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t given a meaningful opportunity to contribute last season in New York,” Camby said in the statement. “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.”
“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,” Camby said. “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.”
The Toronto Raptors are rebuilding and it isn’t the kind of team Camby envisioned himself with at this stage in his career.