Mission Control in Houston has been a hub of activity, so far this summer. Although NASA remains in a state of suspended animation, there will be a rocket taking flight in October and they added some booster-fuel for their trip on Sunday. The “Houston Chronicle” has reported that veteran Free Agent big man Marcus Camby, will be back with the Rockets, a year after the team sent him to the New York Knicks in a sign-and-trade deal.
Camby became a Free Agent earlier this month after he was sent to the Toronto Raptors, in a trade that put Andrea Bargnani in a Knicks uniform. The Raptors then bought out the rest of Camby’s contract, allowing the veteran to sign on with another club. The big man played 19 games for Houston in the 2011-2012 campaign, after being traded to the team from the Portland Trail Blazers. He started 13 games that season, however he will be coming off the bench in the upcoming campaign, as the Rockets signed All-Star center Dwight Howard to a long-term pact.
Although injury limited his time on the floor for the Knicks, the 17-year veteran can still be an effective weapon off the bench, both offensively and defensively. He will also bring leadership into the clubhouse, as the Rockets hope to go all the way to the NBA Finals next season.