New York Knicks Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has acquired center Marcus Camby, via sign-and-trade, from Houston, in exchange for guard Toney Douglas, centers Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan and two future second-round draft choices. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Camby, 6-11, 235-pounds, played in New York from 1998-2002, averaging 10.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.91 blocks over 28.6 minutes in 197 regular-season games (103 starts). He appeared in 40 postseason games (seven starts) and played a pivotal role, alongside Assistant General Manager Allan Houston and Basketball and Business Operations Representative Larry Johnson, in the Knicks run for the 1998-99 Eastern Conference Championship. He ranks as the franchise’s fifth all-time shot-blocker (376).
“It’s exciting when you get the chance to bring a former Knick like Marcus Camby back home,” Grunwald said. “His defensive presence, shot-blocking ability and offensive board work will give us nice depth in our frontcourt. In addition, our fan base is very fond of him for what he accomplished here during his four seasons. I also have a great appreciation of Marcus after the time we spent together in Toronto.”
The Hartford, CT-native, holds career averages of 9.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.44 blocks over 30.0 minutes in 949 games (782 starts) over 16 seasons with Toronto, New York, Denver, L.A. Clippers, Portland and Houston. He appeared in 59 games (53 starts) for Portland and Houston last season, averaging 4.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.44 blocks over 22.9 minutes. He is a two-time NBA All-Defensive first team selection (2007, 08) and was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. He was originally selected by Toronto, after his junior season at the University of Massachusetts, in the first round (second pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft.
Douglas, 6-2, 185-pounds, holds career averages of 9.0 points, 2.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds over 175 games (30 starts). Over 38 games in 2011-12, he averaged 6.2 points and 2.0 assists over 17.3 minutes. The Tampa, FL native was originally selected by the L.A. Lakers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft before his draft rights were acquired in exchange for a 2011 second-round draft choice and cash considerations on Jun. 25, 2009.
Harrellson, 6-10, 275-pounds, played in 37 games during the 2011-12 season with the Knicks to average 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds over 14.6 minutes. The St. Charles, MO native was originally selected by New Orleans in the second round (45th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft before his draft rights were acquired in exchange for cash considerations on Jun. 23, 2011.
Jordan, 7-0, 240-pounds, played in 21 games during the 2011-12 season with the Knicks to average 2.0 points, on 51.5-percent shooting, and 1.3 rebounds over 5.1 minutes. The Kingston, Jamaica native was originally selected by Milwaukee in the second round (44th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft before his draft rights were traded to New York in exchange for cash considerations on Jul. 8, 2010.