marcus camby

Camby’s agent Richard Kaplan told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday that the 17-year-veteran is committed to returning next season to be the backup center.

“The game plan is still the same,” Kaplan said. “There’s no reason to believe he won’t be back and won’t take on a greater role next season.”

Camby is under contract through the 2014-15 season.

He only played in 24 games last season, averaging 1.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in about 10 minutes per game. He battled through injuries — including left plantar fasciitis toward the end of the season — but Kaplan said Camby was healthy in the playoffs. The agent is “not sure why [Camby] didn’t play.”

Camby only saw the court for about three minutes in the postseason, including only 12 seconds against the Pacers.

Reported by Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York