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Eddy Curry already out four to six weeks. Mike D'Antoni not stunned.

Sep 27, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT

nba_curry_250.jpgUPDATE 5:54 PM: It took three days into camp for the Knicks to say Curry would be out four-to-six weeks with injured hamstrings. He will not be joining the team in Europe for preseason games. A whole continent is depressed.

What is the under/over for games Curry plays in this season? Three?

11:14 am: Eddy Curry sat out Monday’s Knicks practice with tight hamstrings. And the beat goes on.

9:00 am: You’d say Eddy Curry was disappointing, but to disappoint there would have to be expectations.

Shockingly Curry has not lived up to what limited expectations there might have been, according to Alan Hahn from Newsday. That starts with him showing up weighing well over 300 pounds, a sign he was not doing a lot of conditioning this summer.

Perhaps that explains why he dragged himself through a conditioning drill at the end of Saturday night’s practice and then stepped out of a conditioning drill at the end of Sunday’s practice…

Curry apparently had some tightness in his hamstrings, which means for the third straight year he couldn’t finish two straight days of training camp…

“It’s not going to make me raise my eyebrows,” Mike D’Antoni said, “because he hasn’t played in three years.

This is a new, rebuilt Knicks team that is about optimism, about changing the face of the franchise. Curry is the final anchor to the past. Curry will make $11.3 million this season. It wouldn’t be a shock to see him traded mid-season, as an expiring contract. But Curry needs to save that money because this will be his last big deal (or likely any deal ever).

  1. terry - Sep 27, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Heart condition, never came close to living up to his potential, and now he can’t even make it through two days of conditioning – Pax was right to get rid of him, nix (Isaiah) were fools to take him.

  2. J.D. - Sep 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Curry needs to realize that either he get back on track with the team or simply needs to be traded for another player. It’s not about hating on him, but when everybody expects to see him play there is another disappointment for the Knicks fans.

  3. Jake - Sep 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Sad, it seems any time you hear about Curry it’s negative. You think the guy would have something to prove to a fan base that more or less hates him now. But I guess when you’re paid upfront the motivation can take a back seat.

  4. Jake - Sep 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Sad, it seems any time you hear about Curry it’s negative. You think the guy would have something to prove to a fan base that more or less hates him now. But I guess when you’re paid upfront the motivation can take a back seat.

  5. Eddy Curry's Father - Sep 27, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Wow, my son is a selfish, undeserving bastard.

  6. Eddy Curry's Father - Sep 27, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Wow, my son is a selfish, undeserving bastard.

  7. Lewfor2 - Sep 27, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Obviously, this oversized kid has some serious emotional problems that have only been exacerbated by all of the enablers, including the two NBA Teams who have surrounded him since he grew to his current height. Curry has zero motivation, and even less personal pride. If the only thing you have to do in order to earn a ridiculous salary of $11 million per year is to work out for 2-3 hours, per day with a personal trainer; and consume the meals that are prepared by you by a personal chef; and you still show up for work 20-30 pounds overweight for the third consecutive season …
    IMHO, the NBA should abolish long term, guaranteed contracts. That would really give the NBA Players (and NON-Players) Association something to chew on!!!

  8. Michael - Sep 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    I look at it another way. Does the kid realize how he is hiurting himself physically? That on that massive frame every extra pound puts additional pressure on his heart? I always think its a shame when there are thousands (if not more) kids in the world who would give anything to just get an opportunity to play in the NBA and then you have guys like Eddie who just waste it away.

  9. Eddy Curry's Mother - Sep 27, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Wow, my son is a selfish, undeserving bastard.

  10. Krespino Latters - Sep 27, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    You guys shouldn’t be cruel. Maybe he is trying his best and still can not get rid of the weight. Maybe he is risking his life. If the team has signed a long term contract with him the team has made an investment; every investment has its risks; what if one NBA team loses on one investment, do I care the least? In some cases the teams get exceptionally high performance from young player who are still on their rookie contracts, playing for small salaries, and some of those players never reach the high earning stage due to serious and permanently blocking knee injuries etc; who cares about their lives afterwards? Let us have one player from the pool of basketball players earning undeserved money…This man will have to afford the rest of his life on what he will earn from his existing contract.We don’t know, the franchise personnel the doctors etc might be partly responsible in this man’s failure of not being able to stay in good form. That personnel should watch their investment closely. There wouldn’t be the slightest logic and sense in thinking that the player wouldn’t be motivated to get back to form; he might be fat but there is no sign that he would be out of his mind, to not care about his interests, to damage his career.

  11. Krespino Latters - Sep 27, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    You guys shouldn’t be cruel. Maybe he is trying his best and still can not get rid of the weight. Maybe he is risking his life. If the team has signed a long term contract with him the team has made an investment; every investment has its risks; what if one NBA team loses on one investment, do I care the least? In some cases the teams get exceptionally high performance from young player who are still on their rookie contracts, playing for small salaries, and some of those players never reach the high earning stage due to serious and permanently blocking knee injuries etc; who cares about their lives afterwards? Let us have one player from the pool of basketball players earning undeserved money…This man will have to afford the rest of his life on what he will earn from his existing contract.We don’t know, the franchise personnel the doctors etc might be partly responsible in this man’s failure of not being able to stay in good form. That personnel should watch their investment closely. There wouldn’t be the slightest logic and sense in thinking that the player wouldn’t be motivated to get back to form; he might be fat but there is no sign that he would be out of his mind, to not care about his interests, to damage his career.

  12. Krespino Latters - Sep 27, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    You guys shouldn’t be cruel. Maybe he is trying his best and still can not get rid of the weight. Maybe he is risking his life. If the team has signed a long term contract with him the team has made an investment; every investment has its risks; what if one NBA team loses on one investment, do I care the least? In some cases the teams get exceptionally high performance from young player who are still on their rookie contracts, playing for small salaries, and some of those players never reach the high earning stage due to serious and permanently blocking knee injuries etc; who cares about their lives afterwards? Let us have one player from the pool of basketball players earning undeserved money…This man will have to afford the rest of his life on what he will earn from his existing contract.We don’t know, the franchise personnel the doctors etc might be partly responsible in this man’s failure of not being able to stay in good form. That personnel should watch their investment closely. There wouldn’t be the slightest logic and sense in thinking that the player wouldn’t be motivated to get back to form; he might be fat but there is no sign that he would be out of his mind, to not care about his interests, to damage his career.

  13. Krespino Latters - Sep 27, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    You guys shouldn’t be cruel. Maybe he is trying his best and still can not get rid of the weight. Maybe he is risking his life. If the team has signed a long term contract with him the team has made an investment; every investment has its risks; what if one NBA team loses on one investment, do I care the least? In some cases the teams get exceptionally high performance from young player who are still on their rookie contracts, playing for small salaries, and some of those players never reach the high earning stage due to serious and permanently blocking knee injuries etc; who cares about their lives afterwards? Let us have one player from the pool of basketball players earning undeserved money…This man will have to afford the rest of his life on what he will earn from his existing contract.We don’t know, the franchise personnel the doctors etc might be partly responsible in this man’s failure of not being able to stay in good form. That personnel should watch their investment closely. There wouldn’t be the slightest logic and sense in thinking that the player wouldn’t be motivated to get back to form; he might be fat but there is no sign that he would be out of his mind, to not care about his interests, to damage his career.

  14. Krespino Latters - Sep 27, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    You guys shouldn’t be cruel. Maybe he is trying his best and still can not get rid of the weight. Maybe he is risking his life. If the team has signed a long term contract with him the team has made an investment; every investment has its risks; what if one NBA team loses on one investment, do I care the least? In some cases the teams get exceptionally high performance from young player who are still on their rookie contracts, playing for small salaries, and some of those players never reach the high earning stage due to serious and permanently blocking knee injuries etc; who cares about their lives afterwards? Let us have one player from the pool of basketball players earning undeserved money…This man will have to afford the rest of his life on what he will earn from his existing contract.We don’t know, the franchise personnel the doctors etc might be partly responsible in this man’s failure of not being able to stay in good form. That personnel should watch their investment closely. There wouldn’t be the slightest logic and sense in thinking that the player wouldn’t be motivated to get back to form; he might be fat but there is no sign that he would be out of his mind, to not care about his interests, to damage his career.

  15. Ted - Sep 27, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    This is why guaranteed contracts without conditions need to be completely done away with.

  16. Ted - Sep 27, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    This is why guaranteed contracts without conditions need to be completely done away with.

  17. dan cohn - Sep 27, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    You are honestly kidding me with your post on eddy curry.Maybe we should get him a bib a binky and a blanket so he could sit there and suck his thumb with linus.This kid has let the knicks organization down knick fans and im sure many others.And he has been payed big money for it to take up space on the knicks bench.he is a perfect example of why the knicks havent made the playoffs in forever.So no sympathy or apathy here not for that kind of money cant wait to see eddy curry takin up space on another teams bench or workin at burger king feeding his fat face.

  18. NYK die hard - Sep 28, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Sad, Curry has SOOO MUCH talent. Great post moves and soft hands around the basket – he suffers from LAZiness, he just exudes pure laziness.
    This has always been his problem – Isaih had him beleiving in himself and he put up solid numbers for two seasons. I no longer consider him a player he is simply – E.C.E.C.
    Eddy Curry’s Expiring Contract – do not refer to this yawner as a Pro basketball player (you have to actually play Pro ball for that to apply and 10 games in two seasons DOES NOT COUNT)
    ECEC has tremendous trade value – good riddance and good luck paying off all that debt with out an income next year(how are you in debt when you make 10 Million a year????).
    What a loser – can’t even manage his finances let alone his own health or career (what did you do all summer??? – play XBOX and eat fried food every day???)
    ECEC comes off the books this year.

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