Houston Rockets sign C Marcus Camby

Houston Rockets sign C Marcus Camby
July 29, 2013, 2:15 pm
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New York Knicks' Marcus Camby, right, points at a fan as he walks off the court following an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, March 18, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets have signed veteran free agent center Marcus Camby.

It is the second stint for Camby in Houston after he played for the Rockets in 2012. The 39-year-old played 19 games for Houston that season and averaged 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.53 blocks. He was shipped to the New York Knicks by the Rockets in a sign-and-trade in July 2012 and appeared in 24 games for the Knicks last season.

The 6-foot-11 player was traded to Toronto on July 10 and waived by the Raptors on July 17.

He joins a team that has superstar center Dwight Howard, Houston's major free agent pickup, and last year's starting center Omer Asik.

The 17-year veteran was the second overall pick by the Raptors in 1996.