NBA Trade Rumors: Why the Blazers’ Marcus Camby Could Return to New York Knicks

January 11th, 2011 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks are closely monitoring the Carmelo Anthony situation, waiting for the right time (if it ever comes) to pounce.

However, there’s also a chance that Anthony may elude them, should he be traded to a team like the Nets. Though the Knicks hold hope they can look into signing him outright this summer, Anthony is reportedly now open to signing an extension with the Nets for the long haul.

If Anthony does in fact end up with the Nets, the Knicks will be moving quickly, looking at other ways to use the cap room Eddy Curry’s expiring contract will grant them next season.

As the Knicks continue their quest to back to greatness, Donnie Walsh’s plan “B” to Anthony may very well be someone who was present during the team’s last heyday: Marcus Camby.

Camby helped lead the way as the Knicks propelled themselves to the NBA Finals as the 1999 Eastern Conference champs, only to lose to the Spurs. Then a much younger player, he has become one of the NBA’s best defensive big men over the last 10 plus years.

The Knicks will get an even closer look at the older, wiser, but almost just ...

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