NBA Free Agency Rumors: Signing with Heat Would Rejuvenate Marcus Camby

Justin Welton@JustinWeltonAnalyst IIJuly 8, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 14:  Marcus Camby #23 of the Portland Trail Blazers in action during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 14, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 115-111. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Not one...not two...not three...not four. So far, the Miami Heat are at one championship, but LeBron James' famous words could become a reality very soon.

When you play with one superstar in the sport of basketball, you relax, you focus on your job and your game is pushed to another level.

But what happens when you play with two superstars and two NBA All-Stars? You play your best basketball in years, regardless of age because you are only asked to do your job. 

Marcus Camby joining the Miami Heat would rejuvenate the 38-year-old center. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, there is a chance Camby could be going to South Beach to join LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen.  

If that were to happen—and it seems like the New York Knicks are closer to pulling off the deal—the Heat would have to perform a sign-and-trade with the Houston Rockets, according to Windhorst.

The only way for the Heat to make that work is a sign-and-trade with the Houston Rockets, who own Camby's rights. The Rockets, however, are interested in a sign-and-trade with the Knicks but not with the Heat, sources told

Just by looking at the present situation, Camby joining forces with two superstars, an All-Star and the all-time greatest three-point shooter looks like a long shot, but the possibility is there.

Can you say NBA champions?

Camby presents the biggest downfall for the Miami Heat—no legitimate center. Camby is an experienced, 16-year veteran who can block or alter shots, rebound and provide leadership defensively. 

He has averaged 9.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.4 blocks per game in his career. Camby is an active player, especially on defense, and he has proven in his career to be a guy who can score the ball if need be.

All he has to do with the Miami Heat is block shots, be a presence defensively and rebound on both ends of the floor. This is what he has made a career out of.

James, Wade, Allen, Bosh and Camby on one roster? Not to mention other great role players? Miami is on the fast track to winning multiple championships.

We are talking about a dynasty in the making.