Marcus Camby signs with Rockets

Updated: July 29, 2013, 10:03 AM ET news services

Free-agent center Marcus Camby has signed with the Houston Rockets for what a league source confirmed Sunday to's Ian Begley was for one year at the veteran minimum $1.4 million.


His addition gives the Rockets three centers, along with Dwight Howard and Omer Asik.

"Marcus is extremely excited to be coming back to the Rockets," Camby's agent, Rick Kaplan, said in a text message to Houston's KRIV-TV, a Fox affiliate. "He believes he can add vetreran leadership to a potent young core that can compete for the NBA title. It is a great opportunity for him and huge plus for the Rockets."

Camby became a free agent earlier this month when the Toronto Raptors bought out his contract. Camby had been owed $7.5 million over the final two years of his previous deal.

Toronto acquired Camby as part of the trade that sent Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks.

The 39-year-old center appeared in just 24 games last season for the Knicks, averaging 1.8 points per game.

Camby was picked second overall by Toronto in the 1996 draft and has played 973 games during his career. He played in 19 games for the Rockets in 2011-12.



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