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Notes: Knicks get Marcus Camby to beef up front line

Marcus Camby (center) agreed Monday to rejoin the Knicks in a deal that sends three players and two second-round draft picks to Houston, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move.

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Marcus Camby (center) agreed Monday to rejoin the Knicks in a deal that sends three players and two second-round draft picks to Houston, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move.

Marcus Camby is returning to New York, while the Houston Rockets continue to reshape their roster.

Camby, 38, agreed Monday to rejoin the Knicks in a deal that sends three players and two second-round draft picks to Houston, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move.

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The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team has announced the trade. Yahoo Sports reported that Camby’s deal was for three years and $13.2 million.

The Rockets will get guard Toney Douglas, centers Josh Harrelson and Jerome Jordan, and second-round picks in 2014 and ’15.

The 6-foot-11-inch Camby, meanwhile, will be back in New York, where he played from 1998-2002.

Though Camby, the former UMass star, has battled injuries during his NBA career, he remains a productive rebounder and shot blocker even after 16 seasons. He also drew interest from Miami and Brooklyn but made his destination clear on Twitter, with a simple posting of ‘‘NY’’ Monday afternoon.

Earlier Monday, the Knicks agreed to re-sign Steve Novak, who led the NBA in 3-point shooting at 47.2 percent last season. His four-year deal is worth $15 million.

Howard talks ongoing

Deron Williams and Dwight Howard talked about being NBA teammates four years ago during the Olympics. Now Williams knows there’s speculation that it could happen soon.

He’s aware of reports that Orlando and Brooklyn are trying to arrange a trade — possibly involving two other teams — but he’s not paying too much attention to that.

‘‘There’s been a lot of rumors over the last year as far as he’s concerned, so early on I concerned myself with it, but lately just let it play out,’’ Williams said from Las Vegas at training camp for the Olympic team. “I think we'll have a good team without him, I think we'd have an even better team with him.’’

There were multiple reports that the Nets and Magic were talking with the Clippers and Cavaliers about a deal that would ultimately send Howard to Brooklyn.

Wade has surgery

Dwyane Wade of the NBA champion Heat had surgery on his left knee and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp . . . . The surgery forced Wade to withdraw from consideration for the US Olympic team . . . Restricted free agent guard Danny Green will return to San Antonio on a three-year deal worth $12 million, SI.com reported . . . The Kings signed first-round pick Thomas Robinson, the fifth overall selection in the draft.

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