Marcus Camby Was Reportedly ‘Surprised’ Knicks Gave Him a Three-Year Deal

by October 07, 2012

Were you a little shocked that Marcus Camby, at age 38, received a three-year, $13.1 million contract this summer to play basketball for the New York Knicks? It’s alright if you were, because according to the Daily News, he was, too: “Perhaps because of his history of injuries and long career, Camby privately told teammates when he arrived for training camp that he was surprised he received a three-year deal worth $13.1 million. While he is scheduled to receive $9.2 million guaranteed for his first two seasons, the third year is not guaranteed and the Knicks could wind up paying him less if he continues to break down. If the Knicks want to get rid of him before his third season, they would owe him only a $1 million buyout. If he sticks, then they would end up paying him all of his $3.9 million for year three.”