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Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:51 am
Edited on: December 8, 2011 12:12 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The Miami Heat and Eddy Curry have had an odd on-again, off-again relationship over the past few months. After getting a couple workouts in Miami late last season, the Heat passed on the former lottery pick.

But finally, Curry will be taking his talents, or what he has left of those, to South Beach. According to HoopsWorld, Curry will sign a deal with the Heat Friday, presumably for a year.

Curry was close to signing with the Heat last season but his weight and shape were an issue. Curry spent all summer working out and getting in better shape to try and win a deal with the Heat. His trainer, Tim Grover, said in October that Curry was in "excellent shape" and that there was "no question" he would be ready to join a team once the lockout ended.

Curry "played" last season on the Knicks but was dumped to the 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 didn't appear in a single game last season and has played just 10 games combined since the beginning of the 2008-2009 season. So... get excited Heat fans!

The Heat are in desperate need of big man help, especially if their flirtation with Samuel Dalembert falls through. Even still, their lineup of old big men is falling apart as Jamaal Magloire has already signed with Toronto and it's unlikely they'd bring back Erick Dampier and Juwan Howard. Dexter Pittman is already there and sort of an Eddy Curry himself, but the Heat are willing to take a stab in the dark with Curry's talent.

It's a low-risk move for the Heat and a dream come true for Curry who has the opportunity to totally reinvent himself while also making an impact on a contending team.

I'm rooting for Curry. I'm a big fan of redemption stories and knowing the talent Curry has, or maybe had, he could still be something in the NBA. We make fun of Isiah Thomas and his outlandish contract he gave Curry, but he saw something. It's just a matter of getting it out of him.
Category: NBA

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:05 pm

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

Nice move. Sign him to a minimum type contract with some nice upside.  They had no scoring threats last year at the 5 (since they couldn't keep Big Z on the floor much because of defensive laibilities).  This will give curry some high Percentage shots while everyone else worries about the big 3.  Drive and throw it down to the uncovered big fella or kick it out to Dukie Battier for 3. Once miller gets back watch out. CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! No Diggity Doubt!

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 7:05 am

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

Steal of free agency if he's in shape. I remember when the bulls were gonna give him a max contract and then they found the heart problems that seem to have never been a problem unless you consider a lack of heart. Curry is a scoring machine, having averaged 19.5 pts and led the NBA in fg% twice. People look at what he doesn't do and miss the big picture. Nowitzke doesn't play d butr he does rebound. Ben wallace and dikembo mutombo didn't score. Curry is going to shock a lot of people and i can't wait.

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:49 pm

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

If he lost weight, I'm interested to see what he has.

On a side note, those who continue to play on Lebron's name need to seriously grow up. You lose credibility when you do this and make it seem like you're 10. It's sad.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:47 pm

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

The best option for the Heat is to sign Curry for a deal, then use their amnesty clause on his contract immediately.  He will not give the effort you think he will.

Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Bad move Miami. Bad move.

ARRRRRGGH! Just when they surprise me with the signing of Battier they go and do a thing like this; and totally ruinit for me!  I wasn't a fan of Miami, then they get Shane, and I'm a fan. Then they sign Curry?!  I'm HATE them now! Curry isn't even worth my criticism.

Since: Jan 20, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:04 pm

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

They would have been better of signing (gulp) Kwame Brown, at least he can play defense

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:41 pm

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

I am glad he went to the Miami Heat.  I guess he picked Miami for their wonderful restaurants.  He give zero effort for the Knicks after paying him and was always overweight, out of shape, and had seemingly minor injuries keep him out almost two entire seasons.  Maybe one of the biggest wastes of talent in history.  I am glad though he went there so he can bring down LeBaby and Co. with him.  I used to think LeBum was the biggest baby on the team, but he is now the second biggest.  How any team can give him a chance is out of their mind.  But they don't really have a center, unless you call Joel Anthony the type of center you picture on a championship team.  Pat Riley is a great talent evaluator but he just threw out money on this fat pile of trash.  I only wish him the best and by that I mean both he and LeBaby fail miserably.

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:35 pm

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

What is his weight?
How much cash does he have on hand?
Answers to these questions will tell how hard he plays.

Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:30 pm

Report: Eddy Curry to sign with Heat

Report: Eddy Curry apparently thought he was signing a contract with a new restaurant called "Miami Eat", not the Heat. 

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:05 pm

Redemption story????

This wouldnt be a redemption story he was too lazy to stay in shape and put 0 effort in for the Knicks. Hes a talented baby that signed a huge contract that sat on his butt and didnt do anything to work for it. In his own words "He would rather read a book than play basketball" Im glad he went to the Heat too, because I hope he fails them as badly as he failed every other team hes been on

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