Bulls in the running for Camby

Bulls in the running for Camby

Posted by mikemcgraw on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 18:13

Veteran big man Marcus Camby will choose between the Bulls, Houston and Miami, according to Fox Sports Florida.

Camby was traded from New York to Toronto in the Andrea Bargnani deal, but negotiated a contract buyout with the Raptors, his original team, so he could join a contender.

Some have suggested Houston is the favorite, since he finished the 2011-12 season with the Rockets. Camby has ties to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who was an assistant with New York when Camby played there from 1998-2002.

How much Camby would help any team is the big question. Once a talented shot blocker, Camby will turn 40 in March and averaged just 1.8 points in 24 games for the Knicks last season.

Camby is probably willing to sign for the NBA’s minimum salary, which is $1.4 million for a player with more than 10 years of experience. For luxury tax purposes, Camby’s salary would count as $884,000, because the league doesn’t want to discourage teams from signing more expensive veteran players.

The Bulls currently have 13 players under contract for next season.

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