Will Eddy Curry play again in the NBA?
I saw this question posed on another site and thought it was interesting. We all know the drama surrounding Curry, with the sexual harassment lawsuit, the racist claims, the financial issues, the tragic death of his ex-girlfriend and infant daughter, his health issues and his conditioning/weight issues, and the generally terrible relationship he had with the Knick fans and organization. With all of this said, Curry was a good lowpost scorer in his time, and it's not easy to find good lowpost scorers. That time was 3-4 seasons ago, but he is only 28 and should be over his knee issues. If he's gotten into any sort of decent shape, does anyone believe that a team will take a flier on him, and maybe bring him into camp during the summer? Or maybe he'll receive a call-up after D-League action? Or have we seen the last of Eddy Curry in an NBA uniform.
I think he'll come back probably because of the financial problems.
Its doubtful he has a college education what else can he really do and obviously nothing will pay as much as the NBA.
he'll be back.
miami does need a low post scorer..it wouldnt hurt them to bring him in camp, see if hes in shape. but the question is can he still play. its been a long time since hes been on the court. i think miami might bring him and sign him to the min. low risk high reward kind of thing? if he could get in shape(teams would have o close down dunkin donuts fi tht to happen) but if he does im sure hell get a shot somewhere. if not why not go join marbury out in china
Always room on a NBA roster for a big
I love the Miami suggestion, they need sumbody with size next to Bosh, and if Curry has matured as a man he will get his act together an get in good shape. It wouldnt hurt to bring in him to camp.
after the way hes acted the past few years i dont see an nba team even wasting a camp invite on him i know if im a gm i wouldnt
He's definitely the most pathetic waste of talent in the NBA.
But he's big. And he's desperate for money. So chances are he'll be bustin it (by his lazy standards at least) till the end of the year to try to get another contract. Chances are someone will give him a chance, but for no more than the minimum. If he manages to stay in shape for a full year some sucker might bite with a longer term deal...
can get signed again and again, so can Curry. Doesnt mean its right or smart, though.
I agree with Curry's potential. Could be great... but they didn't invent the Curry Stat Line for nothing.
If I'm a GM, before even thinking about signing him I'd want to see if he's in shape. He hasn't played in about 3 years so he should be pretty rusty. He was already a terrible defender, if he's not in shape he's the equivilant of a giant pylon with pink streamers. I'd also look at him being broke and "desperate". Another antoine walker if you will. If he is not desperate enough to show up to my workout in the best shape of his life... forget it.
I expect a lot more out of this kid wtf. Get a nutritionist and a personal trainer. Stick to your routine your life depends on it. Play ball and be rich. Unbelievable. Can I please have his hight then. I could get myself into the L right now with his hight.
Nope, he'll just stay at Mall of America eating too many soft pretzels. When David Kahn comes to ask him what about the season, he'll just say "what season?" lol No kidding, he'll still leave but go over seas. Yes there is always room for a big but not a big like Eddy Curry.
Until Mike D'Antoni took over, there was never any doubt in anyone's mind that Eddy Curry was a legit NBA center as well as one of the most gifted low post scoring centers around. The idea that someone won't sign him is absurd.
When Isiah makes his return to the Knicks do you think he will take another run at him? I agree with most of the posts that he's a big and there will always be a check waiting for a big with talent. However, this guy does not like to play basketball. Never has and never will. He's just a 6'10 giant of a man with talent, but no passion to play the game.
Until he was on a Mike D'Antoni team, his lack of passion didn't stop him from being better at his job than the majority of the centers around the league.
With his style of play, you have to gameplan for him if your a coach. You have to build an offense he fits in. He was a fish out of water in the uptempo NY system. He needs touches, and room to operate. He turns the ball over a lot, isn't a crisp passer, has tunnel vision, doesn't set great screens and is more or less a black hole in the middle, so you can't just throw him on a team and expect success. He's also a poor defender and rebounder. To take someone like Curry in, you have to know what you're getting, since he has some clear strengths and weaknesses.
Am I the only person who has seen the Charlotte Bobcats have been operating with Nazr Mohammed and Kwame Brown at center? The bar for true centers in this league is low.
He has played on two teams, and he really just had shtick with D'Antoni. Yes, he is out of shape, but he is flat out better than a number of Centers in the league. He is only 28 years old and I have confidence that some team will give him a chance. He never fit on New York once D'Antoni came in and no one was willing to take on his massive contract. Still, he is a skilled player and I agree wholeheartedly with BTPH. I feel like Miami is a solid possiblity, but even if the Heat pass, their will be a number of teams who will give Eddy a shot.
maybe the WNBA.....I compare him to that fat broad that used to play for Oklahoma....that would be a boss matchup.....
if he ever earns another penny playing basketball I'm gonna start calling him Robin Hood.....stealing from NBA owners and bringing it back to Cal City lmfao....
Hard call, look at all the issues but he is still only 28 years old and some team will probably take a look but maybe a move overseas would be best for him.
He'd need to probably get down to closer to 310 to 320lbs to get a training camp invite, if he could shift some bulk and showed he'd made an effort to get into shape then teams will look at him, if not then no chance.
Curry has about the same chance as Antoine Walker... zilch. It takes hunger to stay stay in the league and Curry's hunger took him to Old Country Buffet instead of the gym.
I just read a story saying Curry is heading down to Tim Grovers "Attack" training facility after the trade. My question is... why wasn't he already there? I remember him saying a few years back when he came into camp about 40-50 pounds overweight,... and he said it should take him about 2 weeks to get back into shape. Truely pathetic. There's no reason to believe he's changed. If all I've had to do over the last 2 seasons is workout and eat right you best believe I'd be in the best shape of my life.
Oliver Miller was a better player though but I am sure someone will take a chance on Curry because of the lack of big men.
for Vet min of course someone will sign him
There has been a lot of big men how robbed owners who got caught up in potential instead of production and knowledge of the game.
Eddy Curry: "The Minnesota Timberwolves granted center Eddy Curry his release and he went immediately to long-time trainer Tim Grover in Chicago to get himself into "playing shape."
Curry told people close to him that he'd be joining the Miami HEAT in the coming week.
There is no doubting Curry's issues… he has been injury plagued and massively overweight and out of shape for the last two seasons. However you can't ignore that in 2007-2008 he averaged 13.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per games on 25.9 minutes of playing time, his last meaningful minutes in three years.
Curry has never been a favorite of Knicks' coach Mike D'Antoni, so how much does Curry have left in the tank if given a fresh start and an opportunity to play?
Curry is a nine-year NBA veteran and would be eligible to sign a pro-rated NBA minimum contract worth roughly $325,000.
It's hard to see how a championship contender like Miami would risk bringing a bad influence into their locker room, but with Curry's size and his long lost ability in the paint, something the HEAT have none of, could he be the right gamble? He's telling people in Chicago he is."
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Steve Kyler wrote this.
True, it is just a rumor (and Steve Kyler is not always right), but I think this could definitely be legit. For one, I think Eddy has definite ability, it is just about getting into game shape, plus the fact that he has not played meaningful NBA minutes for quite a while now. If he is indeed in playing shape though, I could see him being a potentially stronger piece for the team than Jamaal Magloire. I would definitely be happy if the Heat took a gamble on him, he and LeBron seem to be cool with each other and while he was never known for his defense or rebounding, he is big and athletic for his size. He can definitely push people around and he would be much more offensively savvy than any true Center the Heat currently have on their roster, and he was actual an above average offensive rebounder. I could see them cutting Arroyo and Magloire for Bibby/Curry.
If you consider no-one made a meaningful offer to sign AI last summer so Curry could be considered very unlikely to get a deal with a team.
I wanted to see the T-Wolves dream team of Darko, Randolph and Curry, with those 3 you can see how Kevin Love would be on the losing side even with all his double doubles.
Maybe Curry should look at Tyson Chandler who was drafted onto the same team as him and is the same age, Tyson's career stats are well below Eddy's scoringwise yet Tyson will probably get a $10 million plus a year deal this summer.