Among the trades the New York Knicks made in the 1990s, one of them brought one of the NBA’s top shot-blocking centers, Marcus Camby, to town. This upgraded the team’s big man depth for the 1998-99 season and beyond.
Camby had averaged 2.9 blocks per game in his first two seasons, so the Knicks received an intriguing rim protector to play behind Patrick Ewing and eventually take over the starting spot.
What were the circumstances of this deal, though?
What the Knicks traded
Out the door went Charles Oakley and Sean Marks, both of whom held frontcourt spots for the Knicks.