Dallas Signs Chris Robert-Roberts & Eddy Curry.Curry is Expected to start season Opener
Happy to hear that on saturday guard Chris Douglas Roberts signed with Dallas..Lakers week it suprised alot of people when the Lakers waived him...CDR is too good to not be on a nba roster....
Last week the Mavs also signed troubled center Eddy Curry..I looked on the Mavs Website this morning and saw that Curry might be the starting center for the season opener.....Due to injuries to starting center Chris Kamen and his backup Brandon Wright.....
I heard CDR was cut almost instantly after signing with the Mavs, is he still on the team or not?
I read Dallas Signed them for Their D-League team The Texas Legends...Which now owns the rights to both players....So there still might be a chance they'll play for Dallas ..
Crowder & Bernard James have played well in the pre-season for the Mavs....I like their toughness & maturity......
That's a great opportunity for Curry to show he's ready to make a change. He's in what should be his prime years, if he's in shape and healthy again, there's no reason he can't start producing at a high level again almost immediately.
Dallas have certainly had an interesting off season, we know they had put themselves in a position to make a run at Dwight Howard and possibly Deron Williams but when that did not happen, they had to start rebuilding and soon lost Jason Terry and Jason Kidd. Kidd turns 40 next year so would have needed to have been replaced soon and maybe playing a supporting role at this stage of his career suits him better but his class and experience is still a loss. Jason Terry moved to another veteran team in the Celtics and his scoring will be missed but Dallas have retained Vince Carter in that role.
Waiving Brendan Haywood had long been considered likely and it freed up cap space down the line, so Brendan took his money and experience to the Bobcats. In my opinion Dallas have put together a shorter term plan and are now looking at the post Dirk era, they have their title so Mark Cuban doesn't have to break the bank and with the new luxury tax rules even he has had to reign his spending in.
Brand and Kaman were nice pick ups whilst Collinson and Mayo give them a younger backcourt and they added roster depth by doing a draft day trade with Cleveland. IMO Dallas have perhaps accepted they may not be genuine contenders again in the Dirk era but have put together a team around him and Shawn Marion which will be competitive and should make the play offs and if Collinson or Mayo can fulfill their potential they might have a building base for the future. It may seem short term but they are looking to stay relevant whilst giving themselves options in the FA market in 2014 and 2015, they keep Dirk happy as there is a decent team around him but having got the title in 2011, they are not going to go overboard to try for another one short term.
They will have huge cap space in a couple of years and by then Dirk can make a decision on his future status. He will be 36 then but guys of that age are resigning for another 3 years this summer so as a finesse big man, if his game is still good, he can ride shotgun to the likely big name FA's that Dallas will chase. We would assume they would have a good chance of landing at least one All Star player via FA in the next few years and with cap space they will be at the front of the queue. If they could not attract a major name they would have the cap space to do deals, acrue assets and with a proactive front office and owner, you know they will not stand still.
I'm a little slow, are the Mavs going to hang on to Jae Crowder? 16 players on the roster plus CRR/Ely. Who will they cut? Saw that they are shopping Dominique Jones....
No way Crowder has been to impressive to be cut, he can do everything.
I am actually rooting for Curry to do well. I mean, he put up solid numbers off the bench for the Spurs in the preseason with limited action. He can be a very solid 8th or 9th man off the bench on a good team racking up garbage points around the paint and committing the occassional hard foul or two when needed to slow down momentum. I really believe Miami should've gave this guy another chance. I could see Eddy Curry surpassing the minimal expectations Dallas has with him. He's can be more effective than Dexter Pittman and Joel Anthony imo.
It makes sense for Miami not to use Curry much, they are a team which gets by on extremely good defensive pressure, being able to defend multiple positions with a number of players and controlling the transition game. All things that Curry struggles with. Dallas on the other hand has shown they can excel in the half-court, and if anyone can figure out a way to use Curry effectively it'll be Carlisle (although Pop obviously found a way to make him work well in the pre-season too).
What's wrong with CDR? Why do no teams want to give him a chance? Does anyone have any ideas I'm so confused...
I hope the T-Wolves grab him.. Not because we need him, but he's too good to let him play for another team. I always enjoyed watching his slashing, tad unorthodox mid-range game..