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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: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

Eddy Curry is gonna be big  for Miami, all he needs is positive motivators in his corner and winning along alongside players like Lebron and Wade should be enough to put the DONUTS down and keep yourself in the weight room for the upcoming season should there even be one. Sad to see that it didn't work in NY, no thanks to Mike D'antoni!!!



Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

I bet he goes from making 11 million to league minimum veteren salary! OUCH!!



Since: Feb 14, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

it all started back when he was with chicago. then he demanded a trade from them. ever since then his career has pretty muh spiraled down ward from there.



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 5:27 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!!!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 26, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

Humor on the edge of madness, guys. But funny.

Like Miami looking over Curry again. He has never been able to find interest in doing his job when he had one. Has that changed?

But on the other hand, I guess Miami is smart to check any post men not on a roster since non-roster FAs are the only ones that can be worked out this week.

Any other rocks they could look under?



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

dam, you must have a pretty big butt hole sir



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Reports: Miami Heat to work out Eddy Curry again

He might end up turning things around and becoming a productive NBA player. And monkeys might fly out my butt also.


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