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Eddy Curry got workout with Heat, who took a pass

Apr 11, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

New York Knicks Media Day 2010

Eddy Curry — bought out by the Knick and having been working out in Chicago to get in NBA shape — got his chance.

The Miami Heat brought him in for a series of workouts. The Heat need a viable big man, Eddy Curry once was a viable big man. (Don’t laugh, the Heat and a lot of teams would sacrifice a couple of interns on a makeshift alter if they could get the 2002-03 version of Curry.)

But the Heat passed, reports Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo.

Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra weren’t sold that Curry, who hasn’t played an NBA game this season, could make enough of a difference to justify cutting a young player off its roster, sources said.

Curry’s poor conditioning and more than 350 pounds of weight ultimately doomed his bid to join the Heat. After going to Chicago to work out Curry, who turned 28 two weeks ago, Riley was intrigued enough to bring him down to Miami for further evaluation and a medical physical. After working out a few days in the middle of last week, Curry eventually returned to his hometown of Chicago without an offer.

Curry is only 28. If he does get in shape, he could get a camp invite post lockout.

  1. thestudiokida - Apr 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    THANK GOD!!!! The Heat have enough problems at center without adding this twinkie.

  2. purdueman - Apr 11, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Greaser Pat (Riley), found out what the rest of the world already knew, and that’s that fat, lazy Eddie is a no count bum! Eddie I’m sure is disappointed however, because South Beach stays open very late at nights and he and his posse were no doubt excited over the prospects of getting paid again just to party!

    Eddie Curry? LOL! The NBA poster child for sloth!

  3. 00maltliquor - Apr 11, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    I thought the Timberwolves bought Curry out, not the Knicks. He came in the Randolph/Brewer swap…

    • purdueman - Apr 11, 2011 at 6:35 PM

      That’s true; the Knicks indeed shipped fat, lazy Eddie’s valued “expiring contract” (one of the weirdest paradigm’s in all of sports… i.e., the more over paid and useless the player, the more valuable he becomes in the final year due to his expiring contract).

      The T-Wolves owner though immediately got miffed when informed that the team would have to foot the bill for two round trip airline tickets (a seat for each of fat Eddie’s fat butt cheeks), in order for Eddie to take a required team physical and decided to simply cut him and be done with it instead.

  4. andyhr17 - Apr 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Smart move. A lack of big man is better than Eddie Curry.

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