HOUSTON — Former Wildcat Josh Harrellson is headed to Houston as part of a three-player trade to allow Marcus Camby to return to the Knicks, 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 38-year-old Camby rejoins the Knicks in a deal that sends center Harrellson, guard Toney Douglas, center Jerome Jordan and second-round picks in 2014 and '15.
The 6-10, 275-pound Harrelson was a second-round pick by New Orleans in 2011 and was traded to the Knicks. He appeared in 37 games and averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Douglas played in 38 games last season, starting only nine, and averaged 6.2 points and 2.0 assists. The 7-foot Jordan, a native of Jamaica, averaged 5 minutes in 21 games last season.
Harrellson will join fellow ex-Cats Patrick Patterson, who already plays for Houston, and Terrence Jones, taken by the Rockets with the 18th pick this year in the draft.
Houston also withdrew its qualifying offer to guard Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky), allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. Steve Novak is also returning to the New York Knicks with a four-year deal worth $15 million.
Novak's agent, Mark Bartelstein, says the deal is a reward for a player who finally got his opportunity and took advantage of it. The Knicks claimed him after he was waived by San Antonio and Novak went on to lead the NBA in three-point shooting at 47.2 percent.
The deal can't be signed until Wednesday after next year's salary cap is set.
Cats in summer squads
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Hornets have added top overall NBA draft choice Anthony Davis to their Las Vegas summer league team.
Davis was in Las Vegas last week for U.S. Olympic team tryouts, but a sore left ankle hampered his already slim chances to make the 12-man roster for the London Games.
The 6-foot-11 Davis is now an Olympic alternate and is available to join New Orleans' summer league squad for its five-game schedule running from July 15-21.
The Hornets announced their full 15-player summer league roster on Monday. There are 11 rookies on the squad, including 2012 draft picks Austin Rivers and Darius Miller, as well as 6-11, 255-pound center Darko Planinic, a free agent from Bosnia.
The Charlotte Bobcats NBA Summer League team will include four current players and two rookie draft choices, the team announced Monday night.
Bismack Biyombo, Kemba Walker, Byron Mullens and Cory Higgins will be joined by this year's first-round draft pick and former Wildcat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and second-round draft pick Jeffery Taylor.
Wade has knee surgery
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade of the NBA champion Miami Heat had surgery Monday on his left knee, and is expected to need up to eight weeks to fully recover.
Wade can begin therapy immediately and the Heat said the All-Star guard is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The procedure took just 20 minutes, and Wade wrote on his Twitter page Monday afternoon that he is "doing fine."
Heat team physician Harlan Selesnick performed the operation at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, just outside of Miami.
Wade was bothered by knee pain and swelling throughout the playoffs. He had fluid removed midway through Miami's second-round series with Indiana and needed treatment several times a week during Miami's run to the title.
He opted to have the knee surgery early in the offseason with hopes of being ready to begin the season on time. The surgery forced Wade to withdraw from consideration for the U.S. Olympic team.
Wade played in all 23 Heat playoff games despite the knee problems.
Hinrich back with Bulls
CHICAGO — Veteran guard Kirk Hinrich has agreed to a deal to return to the Chicago Bulls.
A person with knowledge of the NBA confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity Monday because it has not been announced. Free agents can't sign new contracts until Wednesday. Hinrich's decision was first reported by the Chicago Tribune.
Hinrich spent his first seven seasons with Chicago before he was traded to the Washington Wizards two years ago. He was later dealt to Atlanta, where he averaged 6.6 points in 48 games last season.