As of Monday, July 9, 2012
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HOUSTON — Former Jonesboro star Toney Douglas was thrown in the mix of the Houston Rockets’ roster overhaul Monday.
The New York Knicks point guard was part of a trade that sent him, two other players and two second-round draft picks to the Rockets for forward Marcus Camby, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team has announced the trade.
The Rockets, continuing to reshape their roster after missing the playoffs for the third straight season, will get Douglas, centers Josh Harrelson and Jerome Jordan and second-round picks in 2014 and 2015. Camby, meanwhile, returns to New York, where he played from 1998-2002.
Douglas was selected by New York with the 29th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft after a strong career at Florida State. In three season, he averaged 9.0 points and 2.5 assists. Last season, he averaged 6.2 points and 2.0 assists in 38 games for the Knicks.
Houston obtained Camby from Portland at the trading deadline. He averaged 7.1 points and 9.3 rebounds in 19 games for the Rockets, who traded starting center Samuel Dalembert before last month’s draft.