“I can’t say he’s close, but he’s feeling better,” Woodson said. “I’ll go in and talk to the training staff just to see if there’s a possible chance that he can possibly come back next week. I don’t know yet. It’s up in the air still.”
Camby, 38, signed a three-year, $13.1 million deal, with $10.1 fully guaranteed, to give the Knicks a big-time backup for Chandler. The Knicks signed him knowing that he has had an injury-plagued career, never playing a full season in any of his 16 previous NBA seasons.
“He’s been doing some running on the treadmill and things of that nature,” Woodson said. “But it’s going to be up to the training staff to release him to me to get him back out on the floor.”
Tommy DeeThis is starting to concern me a bit as Camby is going to have to take time to get back into game shape. The Knicks also won’t rush Camby back early on to make sure that he’s physically 100%. Woodson is going to have to be careful with his upfront minutes once the season starts to make sure that he keeps a solid balance. This is another reason why Copeland stepping up is a positive sign.