Marcus Camby and the Toronto Raptors are working on a buyout that will allow the veteran center to become a free agent. After being traded by the New York Knicks, Camby made it clear that he wants to play for a championship contender at this stage in his career, and has no intention of being part of the Raptors organization. Several teams are rumored to be interested in Camby’s services, including the reigning NBA champions Miami Heat.
Source told me Miami, Houston, Chicago and LAC are after Camby. Meetings will be after buyout. #Knicks can't sign b/c of CBA trade rules.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 18, 2013
Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers are also interested in adding Camby to their roster. Obviously, all four teams are title contenders and will thus interest Camby. If the Heat indeed want to sign the 39-year-old, it’s hard to imagine him turning the champs down. If Camby’s only goal is to win a championship, the Heat is naturally the most attractive destination.
Camby was hurt last season but if he could stay healthy next year he could address one of Miami’s biggest weaknesses — rebounding. Chris Andersen is already secured, so Camby would probably get a very limited role with the Heat.