Rockets center Marcus Camby is expected to meet with doctors today to decide his next course of action. Camby tore his plantar fascia in his left foot and is in danger of missing several weeks or possibly even a few months. Camby was brought in to be the team’s third center and add a veteran presence to the locker room. If Camby’s injury proves to be major and surgery is necessary, then the Rockets will likely decide to let him go and use the roster spot on someone else.
Omer Asik returned to a full day of practice yesterday after suffering a calf strain on the sec on day of training camp. Asik has yet to play in a game this preseason but is expected to play sometime before the season starts. Coach Kevin McHale has been experimenting with different lineups this preseason and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Asik and Dwight Howard start next to each other in one of these preseason games. Though neither is considered the stretch-four PF that the Rockets are looking for, both of them are elite defenders and it’d be near impossible for any team to drive to the hoop without being met by either of them. Asik’s health is extremely important this season and the Rockets hope to have elite defense from the center position for all 48 minutes of every game this season.
Earlier this morning the Rockets announced the signing of Troy Daniels. Daniels is a 6″4 rookie from Virginia Commonwealth University and hit 124 3-pointers for the Rams last season. Daniels played for the Bobcats summer league team and averaging 6.7 PPG and shooting 42% from 3-point territory. Daniels will likely join Isaiah Canaan and others in Rio Grande for the D-League season.
The Rockets have a few days off as they prepare for Monday’s game at 7:00 p.m. against the Dallas Mavericks.