Marcus Camby Proves You Can Go Home Again

July 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Marcus Camby Proves You Can Go Home Again

" Marcus Camby's first tenure as a member of the Knicks was an eventful one.

He was acquired from Toronto in a trade for Charles Oakley before the lockout-shortened 1999 season, had a mediocre regular season and then dominated the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals to push the Knicks all the way to the NBA Finals as an eighth seed.

He was an integral part of the rotation when he wasn't hurt, but the two most memorable things he did were punch Jeff Van Gundy (Camby was aiming for Danny Ferry) and miss a playoff game in 2001 when his mother and sisters were held hostage.

Camby was dealt away, along with the first-round pick that turned into Nene, for Antonio McDyess in 2002, one of many deals you can point to as part of the degradation of the Knicks as McDyess blew out his knee and missed the entire season. Camby has bounded from place to place since leaving New York, using his rebounding and shotblocking ability to always find a job in the league "

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