New York Knicks big man Marcus Camby is expected to miss two to four weeks because of an injured left foot.
The Knicks said Friday that Camby had an MRI that revealed a strained left plantar fascia. He was hurt Thursday in a loss at Indiana, a game Knicks coach Mike Woodson said was probably the best he’d seen the veteran play this season.
The 38-year-old Camby missed much of the early season with the injury, but had recently moved into the starting lineup at power forward for the short-handed Knicks. Woodson said the Knicks would start 40-year-old Kurt Thomas there Friday against Chicago.
The Knicks remain without veteran Rasheed Wallace, also with a left foot injury, and Amare Stoudemire is playing restricted minutes in his return from left knee surgery.
Wall cleared to play
The Washington Wizards say point guard John Wall has received “full medical clearance” and will make his season debut tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.
Wall completed his third consecutive day of practice with no setbacks Friday. He said he’s feeling no discomfort in his knee.
The former No. 1 overall pick has been sidelined since being diagnosed with a stress injury to his left kneecap in September.
Coach Randy Wittman said he’ll have to keep an eye on Wall’s conditioning during the next few games. Wall said he’s still “getting his legs.”
Without Wall, the Wizards are 5-28 — the worst record in the NBA.
No deal for Kings yet
Another day brought another round of reports and rumors about the future of the Sacramento Kings and their potential relocation to Seattle.
What it did not bring was any resolution, with the fate of the Kings and a possible sale to a group that would move them to Seattle left unsettled.
Early Friday, a report suggested a deal to sell the Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle was done — a report that was not confirmed by anyone in an official capacity.
And by Friday afternoon, reports surfaced of at least two other potential buyers who might attempt to purchase the team and keep it in Sacramento.
The report stating the deal to bring the team to Seattle is complete came from Matt Steinmetz, a longtime NBA reporter. He reported that the transaction was “a done deal” and that the Maloof family, which owns the Kings, had agreed to sell the team to a group led by Chris Hansen for $525 million.
That would be the most ever paid for an NBA franchise.