Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Free-agent center Marcus Camby has agreed to a one-year deal with the title-contending Houston Rockets.
A 17-year veteran, Camby likely chose the Rockets for a chance to finally capture his first championship ring.
Camby was uninterested in being a part of the rebuilding effort with the Toronto Raptors and sought his release. He was granted the request via buyout in mid-July.
Experts are giving the new-look Rockets a legitimate shot at winning the NBA championship this coming season.
He will be the third center in the Rockets lineup, along with Dwight Howard and Omer Asik.
Camby’s deal with the Rockets will be for the veteran minimum $1.4 million. Camby had been owed $7.5 million over the final two years of his previous deal.
The 39-year-old center appeared in just 24 games last season for the Knicks, averaging 1.8 points per game.
He was picked second overall by Toronto in the 1996 draft and has played 973 games during his career. He played in 19 games for the Rockets in 2011-12.