Marcus Camby Requests Trade Or Buyout

July 5 2013 at 12:28pm CST By Luke Adams

12:28pm: Kaplan tells Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com (Twitter links) that he and Camby "haven't demanded anything" from the Raptors, which doesn't contradict Berman's report (linked below).

"We are working collaboratively with the Raptors to end up in a situation that works for everyone," Kaplan said.

12:20pm: The Knicks and Raptors haven't formally completed the deal yet that will send Marcus Camby to the Raptors, but the veteran big man is already requesting to be moved again, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Berman reports that Camby has asked the Raptors for a trade or buyout so that he can join a contender.

When the deal between the Knicks and Raptors was agreed upon last weekend, Camby indicated that he planned to explore his options, and at least one report suggested Toronto would be open to the idea of buying him out. Agent Rick Kaplan, who tells Berman his client has no plans to retire, appears optimistic that the two sides will get something done.

"We have a great deal of respect for and faith in the new management of the Raptors," Kaplan said. "So something is likely to work out for all involved."

Camby, who has two years remaining on his deal, is set to earn about $4.38MM next season, but his 2014/15 salary is only partially guaranteed for about $1.03MM. If he were to reach a buyout agreement with the Raptors and hit the free agent market, he'd be ineligible to sign with the Knicks, but could join any other contending team.

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