Marcus Camby is an unrestricted free agent, thank you very much Raptors.
And big men who can protect the rim have real value around the league, so it is no shock the guy traded to then set free by Toronto has other suitors.
Nothing has come together yet, but the Bulls and Rockets are the frontrunners reports Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida.
The Heat are one of the frontrunners for Greg Oden, they don’t need him and Camby and that could be part of the situation.
Camby has taken and passed his physical with the Rockets, according to reports.
Camby is at the end of his career, he didn’t want to be in Toronto as part of a rebuilding project, he wanted to be in a place he could win. The Bulls and Rockets are potentially contenders (we’ve got questions), but the Heat seem out of the mix so it will be one of those two. Apparently.
Alan Anderson had surgery last May on his left ankle to remove some bone spurs. This wasn’t seen as anything major, so the Washington Wizards signed him to a deal and are counting on him to bring some versatility and depth to their wings.
However, that same ankle has bothered him since the opening of training camp and on Tuesday the Wizards announced that he had undergone another surgery to “remove a small bony fragment in his left ankle.”
There is no timetable for his return.
The Wizards liked Anderson because of his shooting and versatility — he can play the two, three or four depending on the lineup. The Wizards are counting on a combination of Otto Porter, Jared Dudley, and Anderson to fill the void left by Paul Pierce.
But they are going to have to wait a little while for Anderson to join the party.
Kevin Garnett is as good a trash talker as there is in the NBA right now. He’s one of the games’ legendary talkers.
And he welcomed Bulls rookie Bobby Portis to the NBA in his own special way during Saturday’s Chicago/Minnesota preseason game. From Vincent Goodwill of CSNChicago.com.
Beautiful use of the Honey Nut Cheerios reference.
Hoiberg was a teammate of KG’s back in Minnesota from 2003-2005. Hoiberg did nothing but praise Garnett after the game. He’s probably good with KG pushing Portis.
Watch out for Portis this season, he’s going to show he shouldn’t have fallen so far down the board.