Free agent center Marcus Camby, who lives in Pearland, said before the season ended he wanted to continue his long career in Houston, and the Rockets' signing of Chicago Bulls restricted free agent center Omer Asik to an offer sheet has not changed that.
"As Marcus has said all along, his preference is to stay with the Rockets," said Rick Kaplan, Camby's agent, in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "There's a lot to get done in the next week or two. We'll see what happens."
Since Asik cannot sign his offer sheet before July 11, per NBA rules, and with the Bulls still retaining the rights to match the offer, Camby may have to wait awhile before the Rockets address his situation.
"It's more of a Houston issue than a Marcus Camby issue," Kaplan said. "He would love to be with the team, if the right combination of factors are there.
"We have a lot of faith in Daryl Morey. We'll just have to see if it can all work out."
Kaplan said Camby does not have a definitive time when he wants to get something done.
"Patience in Marcus' case is a virtue, which usually is in free agency," Kaplan said. "The timing at some point will be critical because other teams are going to want to start to make some decisions, but we haven't come to that point yet, and we'll see where we are when that happens."
Kaplan declined to identify the other teams on Camby's radar.
However, NBA sources told FOX 26 Camby has interest in a number of teams including the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and New York Knicks.