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Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:04 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 1:09 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivereddy-curry

Eddy Curry might not be as famous or beloved as the Queen of daytime television, but we've gotten to the point where we are giving the trials and tribulations of his weight loss battle the Oprah Winfrey treatment. Here we all stand on the sidelines cheering (or jeering) as Curry steps onto the scale, desperate to find fulfillment in the numbers staring back at him. 

The Miami Herald reports that the former Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks center continues to slim down and, after months of work, is approaching the target zone where the Miami Heat, the reigning Eastern Conference champions, might take a look. 
Center Eddy Curry is increasing his chances of generating serious interest from the Heat. Respected Chicago-based trainer Tim Grover said last week that since Curry’s workout with Miami in late June, he has lost another 28 pounds and is now at 300. Curry weighed 350 when he auditioned for Miami in March. Curry intrigues Pat Riley, who might offer him a minimum deal post-lockout if he loses another 12 pounds or so. His skills “are there, no question,” Grover said.
This is roughly the 397th time in the last six months we've heard about Curry's progress. Word first trickled out back in March, the signing rumors picked up in April, the Heat passed on him and then he went back for futher workouts in June and here we are. 

Curry spent last season on the Knicks but was dumped on the Minnesota Timberwolves to help facilitate the trade that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York. He was then bought out of the remainder of his contract by the Timberwolves. He hasn't appeared in a single game this season and has played just 10 games combined since the beginning of the 2008-2009 season.  

As he continues on his Biggest Loser conquest Curry is one of the potential biggest winners of the lockout, considering that any delay in the league's schedule only gives him more time to achieve his target weight prior to the start of training camp.

Miami has Joel Anthony, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Dexter Pittman on the books for next season and a trio of last year's big men -- Erick Dampier, Jamaal Magloire and Juwan Howard -- all saw their contract expire. In other words, there's clearly room for multiple incoming big men, even one with a really troubled past and especially one willing to settle for the veteran's minimum.

Curry wouldn't just be settling. At this point he would be ecstatic to get another NBA pay check. Cue the neon sign instructing the audience to chant, "12 more pounds! 12 more pounds!"
Category: NBA
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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

as a Bulls fan, Curry was really lazy.  He doesn't play any defense or crash the boards.  He'll play well in the first quarter if the entire team focuses on dumping the rock into the post for him but that won't happen with the Heat.




Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:41 am
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

Curry intrigues the Heat?  Why?  Is it because they spent all of their money on three players and now can only afford to hire the wayward, the lost, and the, ahem, obese?  I would think there would be a few ex-NFL linemen who would play for even less, take up just as much room, and display pretty much the same "skills" that got Curry where he is today.  Might be a few pro wrestlers who would even be more athletic, and a bigger, meaner presence in the paint --tatts aside.

It is really a slow, sad summer's day in sports when this sort of buffoonery--the NBA, I mean--hits the headlines.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:42 am
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

Good for Eddy ( i never met a cheeseburger i didn't like ) Curry



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

The Heat will take on a new meaning of the words The BIG 4



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

With Eddy we will rock! It's a good time to be !  Let's crush those Mavs fans.  

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LMFAO Until you lose one of the BIG three you will win nothing. The Duke of the LOF Heat 



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

I said this last time these rumors started...

I saw Eddy play in high school, and the only thing he impressed me with was his height.  As someone who was being talked about as being a future "superstar" Eddy showed me nothing that would indicate he was much better than any of the other players on the floor at the time.

Eddy may be a great person, I never talked to him, but my "snap-shot" of his abilities from years ago (when he WAS slimmer) showed me nothing that would indicate he was a future NBA regular...



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

I said this last year when they were rumored to sign Curry, there not bringing the guy in to play 40 minutes a game...He would be a role / bench player would who get limited time.He's not looked upon to score big points.Go out there, play some Defence, grab a few boards.I'm sure he can accomplish that.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:22 pm
 

It's a good time to be the Duke of the Heat!

With Eddy we will rock! It's a good time to be !  Let's crush those Mavs fans.  



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

My concern isn't whether Curry would be able to reduce his weight to a certain level. It's whether he'd be motivated to keep it at a reasonable level once a contract is signed. If I were ownership, I'd have the contract written in such a way as to give ownership the option to terminate the contract if Curry's weight exceeded a preset limit. It makes sense to keep the carrot out there to help resist any backsliding.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Eddy Curry inches closer to Miami Heat deal?

God I hope he signs there-  nothing would make me happier than to know with the Heat up against the cap, they would have that bum eating up precious dollars to warm their bench like he did in NY.  What a waste of God given talent.


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