This year’s free agency has been mostly highlighted by players in their late 30s, from Steve Nash, to Jason Kidd, to Ray Allen – veteran players who still have game left to help a contending team. Now, Marcus Camby is the latest one to receive interest from several top ballclubs.  Read more after the jump.

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The 38-year-old unrestricted free agent will be meeting with the Miami Heat and then the New York Knicks this weekend, according to a source with knowledge of Camby’s plans. Those two are viewed as the favorites to land the four-time blocks leader, who was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. Both teams need more of an interior presence, and for the Knicks, they don’t have a proven and seasoned big man in their second unit locked up yet.

If Camby goes to the Heat or signs with the Rockets, Dallas Mavericks or San Antonio Spurs – other teams in the hunt for him — the Knicks likely would turn their attention to re-signing unrestricted free agent Jared Jeffries. He would be a good bargain at the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million considering his defensive presence last season. Jeffries drew a total of 26 fouls and 10 charges — both tops on the Knicks — and that was even while missing 27 regular-season games with right knee problems.

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