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Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

Posted on: June 26, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: June 26, 2011 3:56 pm
 
The Miami Heat will reportedly work out free agent center Eddy Curry. Posted by Ben Golliver. eddy-curry

Back in April, much to everyone's surprise, the Miami Heat reportedly considered signing free agent Eddy Curry.

The massive center -- who reportedly weighs well above 300 pounds and has dealt with financial problems off the court -- has played in just 10 games combined since the 2007-2008 season. He's a giant red flag in every sense of the word.

Nevertheless, on Sunday, HoopsWorld.com reported and the Sun-Sentinel confirmed that the Heat will give Curry another look in a workout this week.
A source familiar with the situation confirmed Sunday to the Sun Sentinel that veteran center Eddy Curry has been working with the Miami Heat in recent days, as the Heat look at free-agent options.

By league rules, teams cannot currently work out free agents who finished the season on an NBA roster. Workouts of those types of free agents cannot begin until July 1, when a lockout is expected to be imposed, shutting down all league activity. 
Given the expected turnover on their roster, the Heat, despite coming within two wins of the 2011 NBA title, are beggars when it comes to the center position and can't be choosers. They must explore all options -- including Curry -- as they look to address a frontline that was filled with aging vets last season.

Aside from Joel Anthony, who was solid once he took on the starting role in the postseason, the Heat have 36-year-old Zydrunas Ilgauskas and rookie Dexter Pittman on the roster for next season. Ilgauskas recently exercised his option to return next season but is closing in on retirement quickly. Pittman played just 11 minutes for Miami this season, although his role is sure to increase, at least to some degree, next season.  

Complicating matters is the uncertain nature of the NBA's labor situation. If Miami knew for sure that there will be a mid-level exception in the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, they could be reasonably certain of acquiring a solid center in free agency. Those details are up in the air, though, and with so much money committed to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat are left to explore every possible veteran's minimum option in the even the league does move towards more of a hard cap system.

That's where Curry comes in. A cast-off and laughingstock for years now, it would be nice to see him add another chapter to his NBA career. More importantly, he would be a great new character in the South Beach sitcom/soap opera.
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Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: June 27, 2011 11:40 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

What the Heat needs a solid role players that can bust them out when the 3 divas are out of sync in a game. But that's not going to happen since they stupidly commit so much money to the big 3 and what they are getting is some scrap of players that are dumb enough to be fooled by a promise of getting a championship. Talents alone doesn't win a championship.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: June 27, 2011 11:04 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

they have wade, james and bosh, they just need warm bodies. Obviously it doesn't matter what grade of warm body. If Curry signs, I look forward to the worst rebounding center of all time getting manhandled again. 



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 8:49 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

Curry's not worth it, but the Heat are desperate!

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Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 6:24 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

I would love LOVE to the see the Heat make this move, Curry is in Anchor of the team, as in the fat ass 300 pound slacker anchor that holds the ship in place.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: June 27, 2011 3:05 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

Ya he sucked against Boston back in Cleveland during the fourth.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 3:02 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

I never thought I'd see the words "Eddy Curry" and "work out" in the same sentence.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 27, 2011 1:26 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

"Um, ok.   It just means that Dallas and 18 other teams with higher payrolls also attempted to purchase a championship and were more egregious about it, spending significantly more money.  If Miami had won, ignorant fans would have claimed they "bought" a championship.  It turns out Dallas bought the championship, spending about $30M more than Miami.  It's a stupid, stupid point.  Every team that acquires salary in trade, gives raises to its veterans, or signs free agents is guilty of the exact same thing - and its ridiculous to think there's anything wrong with it.  It's the franchise's responsibility to its fans to build a winning team, and you don't do that asking players to play for free"


It seems that you have chosen only a portion of the statement to challenge. The issue is not whether 18 other teams attempted to purchase a championship, we all know that is one of the purposes of free agency. When it comes to being egregious, look no further than Miami. They played the system as presently constituted, remained well within the rules, and brought three top level players together. I never said there was anything wrong with how the Heat were put together. The issue that separated them from everyone else was the hubris that was on display, starting in July 2010, with the celebration at Miami's American Airlines Arena.  If you appreciate boorish behavior and boasting of a dynasty, then this is the team for you. I can't remember any team in professional sports which was so disliked, including the free agent laden Yankees of the 70's, 90's or early 2000's. The Heat players had no respect for the game or their opponents, posing and celebrating in front of opposing teams benches. So before calling a point stupid, try not to take a sentence out of context. The Heat are who they are, and it is all of their own doing.




Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: June 27, 2011 1:05 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

The only big games that miami played this year were the last six, and no quarter bigger than the 4th one in game six. Remember, for the heat it's NBA championship or bust. There are teams that will get better next year more than miami will get better. Why anyone expects miami to win the Finals next year is beyond me."The way we gonna challenge each other in practice, when the game starts it's gonna be easy". Remember that? How awkward it is when a 26 year old body encompasses the intelligence of a seven year-old brain.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 12:40 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

LeBron knows all about donuts. He puts them up in every 4th quarter of big games.
Gee, you're dumb.

Ask Boston and Chicago what James did in the 4th quarter of big games.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 12:38 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

That, however, does not mean that Miami did not attempt to purchase a championship this year.
Um, ok.   It just means that Dallas and 18 other teams with higher payrolls also attempted to purchase a championship and were more egregious about it, spending significantly more money.  If Miami had won, ignorant fans would have claimed they "bought" a championship.  It turns out Dallas bought the championship, spending about $30M more than Miami.  It's a stupid, stupid point.  Every team that acquires salary in trade, gives raises to its veterans, or signs free agents is guilty of the exact same thing - and its ridiculous to think there's anything wrong with it.  It's the franchise's responsibility to its fans to build a winning team, and you don't do that asking players to play for free.


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