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If Marcus Camby is willing to return to Houston on a deal that doesn't eat up too much cap space, then he may very well stick around for a couple more years. The veteran center still has plenty of game left in him—in his last five outings with the Rockets, he's averaging seven points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.4 steals.
That's not bad for a 38-year-old, and there's nothing stopping this guy from playing past age 40. With Samuel Dalembert as the Rockets' only other experienced center, Camby could remain a nice fit in Houston.
Nevertheless, there are a couple of things working against a reunion.
First, Houston could be sitting pretty with cap space this offseason if they plan accordingly, and it might not want Camby eating into that space and potentially hampering the acquisition of an elite free agent. Camby might be worth the smaller price tag in a vacuum, but all of that changes if the possibility of a major signing is on the horizon.
Second, the Rockets may be interested in going a different direction with its center position. The organization flirted with trading for Chris Kaman this season (soon to be a free agent), and it's not inconceivable that Houston will try to create the cap space to make a run at Kaman or someone like Roy Hibbert.
The Rockets could do worse than standing pat. Camby's rebounding and defensive ability nicely complement Luis Scola and his preference for the high post. It also doesn't hurt to hold on to a veteran presence to mentor an otherwise youthful squad.