New York Knicks Add Marcus Camby, Re-Sign Steve Novak
The Knicks continued bolstering their roster Monday, agreeing to deals that will bring Marcus Camby to New York and keep sharpshooter Steve Novak in town.
Yahoo! Sports first reported that the Knicks will score Camby as part of a sign-and-trade with the Houston Rockets. To grab Camby on a three-year, $13.2 million deal, the Knicks will send over Toney Douglas (salary paid by New York), Jerome Jordan and Josh Harrellson as well as second round picks in 2014 and 2015.
The Rockets remain interested in competing for Dwight Howard, and the trade certainly gives them a handful of assets to use in a potential deal. The Knicks, meanwhile, score some great frontcourt depth in the form of a veteran who can still rebound and block shots at an effective pace.
Novak, whose long distance prowess finally came to prominence as a supporting element of Jeremy Lin’s “Linsanity,” inked a four-year, $15 million deal with the team.