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Along with Brewer, Marcus Camby is also getting anxious to return to action. So what's stopping him? More:
"Doctors and stuff," Camby said, "they're still holding me out."
Camby, 38, has a calf strain, which he suffered in the first week of training camp. The team gave a 7-to-10 day timetable which expired on Tuesday. But he has still not been cleared to practice and will not travel with the team for this upcoming three-game preseason road trip.
That means he will potentially miss five of the six preseason games. Camby sounded frustrated by it.
"I want to play," he said. "They're holding me back some. But I understand that side of caution. It’s a long season, we’ve got aspirations to play in June, so on that aspect, I understand that.”
Camby said the concern is that Toronto's Andrea Bargnani had a similar injury last season and never fully recovered, which led to him being in and out of the lineup a lot.
The Knicks expect Camby to play a vital role as Tyson Chandler's backup and another defensive stopper and rebounder to bolster the front line.
Asked if he will be ready for the season opener, Camby replied, "Yes."