We all knew this was coming…
The #Raptors have agreed to a buyout with Marcus Camby and placed him on waivers.
— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) July 17, 2013
Financial details of the buyout haven’t been reported yet, but what we do know is that one way or another, the Raptors saved at least a bit of money here, will have more cap space next summer than they would have had with Camby on the books and end up with a little more roster flexibility should they need it later.
Sure, we all would have preferred to acquire some sort of asset for Camby (heck, I would have taken a conditional second round pick), but there aren’t going to be many takers for a 39-year-old center making over $4 million, unless said team is unloading Andrea Bargnani in the processs, of course.
The buyouts of Camby and Linas Kleiza cut Toronto’s roster down to 13, and ridding themselves of Quentin Richardson some time soon will lower that number to 12. As I’ve mentioned before, if this team actually wants to play competitive basketball next season, I’d like them to find a veteran backup point guard, another backup centre and possibly even another shooter.