Oct 8, 2012, 2:03 AM EDT
While not ideal, it’s really not that big a deal either.
Marcus Camby will be out for the Knicks first couple of preseason games after straining his left calf, as reported by Al Iannazzone of Newsday. Camby underwent an MRI on his left calf, which led to the diagnosis.
He will not play Thursday when the Knicks face the Wizards, nor next Saturday against the Celtics (in Hartford).
It’s not really a big deal, Camby’s role with the Knicks is set (backup center behind Tyson Chandler) and the veteran is not going to struggle to pick up the Knicks offense. What the Knicks don’t want is for this calf issue to linger into when games do matter.
We could go talk about how the Knicks bench is old and all that (Camby is 38), but this is the kind of thing that happens to any and everyone. Keeping the bench healthy is key for the Knicks this season, and that comes with more risks when the players are older, but this particular case it really isn’t a big deal. They are not going to push him to return right now because they don’t need to.
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