Draft Retrospective: Marcus Camby

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The Pro


Camby wasted no time showing that his college success could translate to the NBA, making the NBA All-Rookie First Team with averages of 14.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. He helped the Raptors win 30 games that season, nine more than they had won the previous year. In his sophomore season, Camby led the league in blocks, averaging 3.7 per game.

He was dealt to the Knicks before the 1998-99 season and helped navigate the Knicks through a historic playoff run, as they became the first eight seed in league history to reach the NBA Finals. He played four seasons for the Knicks in his first run, averaging 10.1 points, 9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game, before being traded to Denver. After six seasons with the Nuggets, Camby played brief stints with the Clippers, Blazers and Rockets before signing a three-year deal with the Knicks last summer.