Earlier today, we learned that the Rockets are no longer the frontrunner for Marcus Camby as the big man isn’t overly thrilled with the direction that the club seems to be going in. While the veteran hopes to play for the here-and-now, Houston’s moves this summer indicate that they plan on rebuilding. Here’s the latest on Camby and the Rockets..
- Camby will keep his visit with the Heat on Saturday and is not interested in signing for the veteran’s minimum, meaning that he could only join Miami via sign-and-trade, tweets Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida. Tomasson also wonders if Shane Battier, a draft pick and cash entice the Rockets for Camby?
- A source tells Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida (via Twitter) that Houston would consider a sign-and-trade with any team for Marcus Camby if they like what they could get back in return. He adds that the Heat are in the mix. Another source told Tomasson that the club could be enticed by a deal from the Heat involving draft picks and/or veterans who could mentor their young talent.
- Aaron Brooks and the Rockets have Rockets have mutual interest in a return, a source tells Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter), but a deal not close. The outcome also won’t hinge on the Jeremy Lin decision.
- The Rockets have “touched base” with Ramon Sessions and Raymond Felton, a source told Feigen (Twitter link) but it’s unlikely that either guard signs with Houston. Earlier this evening it was reported that the Rockets were in play for Sessions.