Mar 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and New York Knicks center Marcus Camby (right) celebrate against the Boston Celtics during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Raptors Looking To Trade Marcus Camby To Contender

The New York Knicks traded Marcus Camby to the Toronto Raptors. And a man in the twilight years of his career was upset, hoping to be a part of a contender not a rebuilding project.

“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.”

But he might never have to don that Toronto Raptors jersey. Reports out of Canada say that the Raptors are looking to trade Marcus Camby, preferably to a contender.

From Doug Smith of the Toronto Sun:

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.

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