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How Howard helped recruit Camby

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07:07 AM ET 09.10 | Consider this Take 2 for Marcus Camby and Houston. His return to the Rockets was something of a leap of faith with the center position crowded by the addition of Dwight Howard and return of Omer Asik and Greg Smith. ... There was a time Camby, the second pick of the 1996 draft and four-time All-Defensive Team selection, would not have considered signing with a team that had just signed a franchise center. Now, after 17 NBA seasons, he was happy to play behind Howard and share his experiences with the young Rockets. "Ten years ago, no," Camby said of signing on to a team that just acquired Howard. "Now, I just got off the phone with him. He's a great guy. Even before I signed, when I got my buyout in Toronto, he was one of the guys that was texting and calling me, trying to sell me on Houston. I told him he didn't have to."

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September 10, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Sounds like Howard will make a good door to door vacuum sales person.

September 10, 2013  08:39 AM ET

At least he can recruit but the center position is really stock piled. Asik is really the odd man out. Asik is not a bad defender.

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September 10, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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Camby is probably just insurance. Dwight wants a lot of minutes when he is healthy and in shape.Orlando didn't even have a backup center any more and used Big Baby in that role. Camby just needs to play some so Howard can rest.

Asik will be traded but it will hurt the Rockets because it's not bad to have 2 young centers.

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September 10, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Running On Empty, Bro.

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September 10, 2013  10:20 AM ET

So who is gonna get Asik. Cmon San Antonio!

September 10, 2013  11:05 AM ET
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So who is gonna get Asik. Cmon San Antonio!

Not with that contract

September 10, 2013  11:06 AM ET

Another thing since when do you have to recruit Camby? He has been in the league what seems like 50 years

September 10, 2013  11:19 AM ET
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Not with that contract

Ehh maybe next season they only owe him 8 then.

September 10, 2013  11:20 AM ET
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Ehh maybe next season they only owe him 8 then.

Splint,Duncan and Diaw will all still be there I think....for one final run

September 10, 2013  11:28 AM ET

I know he numbers won't work but we could use Asik in LA 2.

 
September 10, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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Splint,Duncan and Diaw will all still be there I think....for one final run

Run until the wheels fall of. Im hoping this is Splitters break out season. It took Scola 3.

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