Despite running alongside K-Mart and Carmelo Anthony in Denver, F Marcus Camby longs for a return to New York writes the New York Post’s Dave Curtis.
Marcus Camby wants another crack at New York.
Shipped to Denver in a draft-day deal two years ago, Camby admitted yesterday he, and his buddy Latrell Sprewell, yearn to return to play for what he still calls the new Knick management.
“Myself, I wish I was still here,” Camby said before the Nuggets’ 107-96 loss yesterday at the Garden. “I know Spree wishes he was here. We were New York City type of guys. Our styles, our games fit in well here.”
What didn’t fit well, Camby hinted, was the team’s previous administration. Team president and GM Scott Layden and then-coach Don Chaney engineered the trade that brought the Knicks an injury-riddled Antonio McDyess and delivered Camby and improving reserve forward Nene to Denver.
But with new men at the top, team president Isiah Thomas in particular, Camby said he would embrace wearing orange and blue again.
“We have a mutual respect for each other,” Camby said of his relationship with Thomas. “If Isiah had been here during the time I got traded, I think I’d still be here.”