Posted July 06, 2012

Report: Marcus Camby to visit Heat this weekend, three others interested

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The Miami Heat may finally be in the market for a true center.

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, former Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Camby will travel to Miami this weekend.

Camby split last season with Portland and Houston, finishing the year with the Rockets averaging 7.1 points and 9.3 rebounds in 19 games.

The Heat normally have Chris Bosh or Joel Anthony on the court as the tallest player in a Heat uniform. With the addition of Camby, the 6-foot-11 veteran would benefit the Heat in the paint.

But Camby wouldn’t come cheap, as Fox Sports’ Chris Tomasson reports.

It’s unclear how Camby’s want for the $3 million exception would affect the Heat going after Ray Allen. The shooting guard is currently being courted by the Heat and Celtics, with Boston being able to pay Allen more money than the reigning champions.

UPDATE: Ken Berger of CBSSports.com has Camby being courted by four teams, with one perhaps out in front: