Marcus Camby has entered the tail end of his career, so it’s no surprise that getting traded to a 34-48 team has the 17-year veteran a bit perturbed.
The Knicks and Raptors agreed to a trade that would send Camby and Steve Novak to Toronto for Andrea Bargnani. Camby didn’t think he got a fair shake in New York and was hoping to win a championship with the Knicks, according to the New York Post.
“It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t given a meaningful opportunity to contribute last season in New York,” Camby said in a statement. “I was really looking forward to the upcoming year as a chance to show the organization what they missed out on last year, and pushing our team towards the Finals.
“I have nothing but positive things to say about the city of Toronto and its great fans, having been drafted by the Raptors 17 years ago. Given that my goal at this point in my career is to have a shot at a championship, however, I’ll have to evaluate my options going forward. I’ve enjoyed a great career and under the right circumstances I hope to continue making an impact in the league.”
Camby is set to earn $4.383 million in 2013-14 and $4.177 million in 2014-15. He has the choice to take a buy out from the Raptors and play for whatever team he wants. That would mean forfeiting some of his guaranteed contract, though.
Camby appeared in just 24 regular season games with the Knicks. He played three minutes against the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.
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