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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: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 12:17 am
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

new math?



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:40 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

I saw Eddy play high school ball just outside Chicago, and he was a "Stiff" then.  I find it hard to believe he could be any more effective at his age against the pros...



Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

If Riley is as smart as advertised, Eddy "Dinner Bell" Curry won't make the team!!!
He's out of shape, lacks work ethic and committment and is in a world of debt.
How do you pull down a 5 yr $55M contract and have a $2.5M house foreclosed on?
He was bad news for the Knicks - Good Luck with him Miami!



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

HAHAHA...yeah, Heat fans go ahead and believe that Eddy Curry is going to take you to the mountain top.  What a joke!  The Heat missed their best opportunity this season.  Wade, the best player on the Heat, will never be able to complete another season without injury and LBJ can't complete a game.  Thanks again to Dirk and Company for saving summer.  Let's toast to never having to see that quitter LBJ hoist the Finals trophy above his head.




Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

I've been reading these childish post now for months and it is stupid!  Buy a championship; I guess Dallas having one of the highest salary this year is not buying a championship... I think their cap was a lot higher than the Heat.  Try $85M+ compared to Miami $54M+.  That's about $20M more!  The season is over; find another person in your life to make you feel better.  The Heat did make it to the Finals which only one other team did..."



I agree that some posts have been have been somewhat silly. That, however, does not mean that Miami did not attempt to purchase a championship this year. Dallas' payroll being higher than the Heat's is not the point. If you go back to the preseason predictions, Dallas was not picked to go to the Finals, as were the Heat. Dallas did not go after two high profile free agents, keep their own free agent, and hold a preseason party at their arena with the "Big 3". Was it Dirk or LeBron that said something about 7 championships? Numbers can be twisted to say anything, but one fact remains. The Heat and their actions, along with their in season behavior, made the Mavs the sentimental favorite in the Finals. Bringing together 3 high profile free agents had a lot to do with it, salary caps notwithstanding. The Heat will be back, but they will always be the team that everyone loves to beat.   




Since: Jun 26, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

I've been reading these childish post now for months and it is stupid!  Buy a championship; I guess Dallas having one of the highest salary this year is not buying a championship... I think their cap was a lot higher than the Heat.  Try $85M+ compared to Miami $54M+.  That's about $20M more!  The season is over; find another person in your life to make you feel better.  The Heat did make it to the Finals which only one other team did...



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

corner and winning along alongside players like Lebron
Too funny. LeBron has as many titles as the Manatee.


Sad to see that it didn't work in NY, no thanks to Mike D'antoni!!!
Yeah, Mike only coaches basketball players, not beached sea life.



put the DONUTS down and keep yourself in the weight room for the upcoming season
 LeBron knows all about donuts. He puts them up in every 4th quarter of big games.


all he needs is positive motivators
If it's not food, it isn't happening. He'll never go for The South Beach Diet. That includes discipline, that this fat waste of humanity has no idea about.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 9:47 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again


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.
He's a giant fat failure. He fits perfectly on the Heat with another failure named LeBron James.

Curry is a joke. He's spent more time @ McDonald's, then any gym or basketball court. Let him get his Happy Meals in Miami. The rest of the NBA will be "Lovin' it."

FYI, stay away from the beach, they may think he's a beached manatee.



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

Wow, imagine that. Another Heat fan DREAMING of his teawinning the title! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Bet you were sure of it after Game1 huh? Then you heard "Dirk....SWISH!" and it was ALL OVER BABY!!!Too bad the Heat has proven to EVERYONE that you can't BUY a championship, and also that 3 "superstars" DON'T make a TEAM! But hey, look on the bright side. I hear Lebron is coming out with his own phone....it only vibrates though, because THERE AIN'T NO RING!! 

 
For all that you just said Miami was 2 wins and Lebron just playing a couple of average games away from a championship this year. So make all the jokes you want but the reality is this, Miami will be back for years to come, Dallas probably won't make it back to the finals. As far as Curry it doesn't hurt to give him a look, if he can get in shape he could be a good fit for them.    




Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

Eddy Curry....it doesn't hurt the Heat to dream about finding a diamond in the rough. Then again, looking at their situation in the middle, they probably won't find anyone of value due to the cash due to Bosh, Wade and James. Curry is not the answer, but it should be interesting to see how long Riley keeps up this illusion that he is trying to sell to Miami fans who are paying attention. Curry in the middle will not mean enough to win a championship.



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