Hawks' draft picks to take part in rookie camp

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ATLANTA— Draft picks John Jenkins and Mike Scott are expected to participate when the Atlanta Hawks open a three-day rookie camp on Tuesday.

Jenkins, a shooting guard from Vanderbilt, was Atlanta’s first-round pick in last month’s NBA Draft. Scott, a power forward from Virginia, was the second-round pick.

The team plans two practices on Wednesday and one workout Thursday morning. The team will play a five-game NBA Summer League schedule in Las Vegas, beginning on Friday.

Center Keith Benson, a second-round pick in 2011, and guard-forward Pape Sy, a second-round pick in 2010, also are on the Hawks’ rookie camp roster.

IGNORING RUMORS: 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 and 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 and whatever happens, happens,” Williams said Monday. “I think we’ll have a good team without him, I think we’d have an even better team with him.”

Howard has asked the Magic to trade him, with the Nets his preferred destination.

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

TRADE: Marcus Camby agreed to rejoin the New York Knicks in a deal that sends three players and two second-round draft picks to the Houston Rockets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move.

The Rockets, continuing to reshape their roster, will get guard Toney 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.


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