The New York Knicks are getting healthier. And that's frightening for the rest of the Eastern Conference. The team has been dominant as it is, but they still have players like Amare Stoudemire and Marcus Camby returning from injury. In fact, Camby returned last night.
Coach Mike Woodson told reporters just before game time that Camby would be available and in the lineup. He had missed the last 14 games with plantar fasciitis, an injury that has an unpredictable downtime.
“We’re going to put him in there,” Woodson said. “We’re going to need him based on the bigs that they have up front, so he will play.”The Knicks ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in Camby's return 100-94. However, Camby will be able to provide New York with an inside presence they were previously lacking. He will also be able to help carry much of the load that Stoudemire would be given when healthy.
Camby is a 17-year NBA veteran. He has averaged 9.7 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game in his career. He has not played often enough to make a large impact with the Knicks, but he will get that opportunity.