The Houston Rockets are one of the favorites to sign Marcus Camby if he becomes a free agent on Sunday, according to Mark Berman of My Fox Houston. Rick Kaplan, Camby's agent, called the Rockets "a leading contender" for the services of the 39-year-old big man.
Camby was recently traded from the New York Knicks to the Toronto Raptors as part of the Andrea Bargnani deal. However, the Raptors bought out the $7.5 million remaining on Camby's contract and placed him on waivers Friday. Once the center clears waivers, he will be a free agent.
Camby has some ties to Houston, as he currently lives in the area and also briefly played with the Rockets in 2011-12 before being traded to the Knicks. There wouldn't be much playing time available in Houston with Dwight Howard and Omer Asik in place, but Camby could provide some insurance as a third center if healthy. And if Asik gets dealt, Camby could be thrust into a larger role.
Camby battled plantar fasciitis much of last season and was limited to just 24 games. He averaged 1.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game.