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Eddy Curry worked out for the Heat. That’s the punchline.

Jun 26, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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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.

via Miami Heat: Pat Riley taking a look at veteran NBA free-agent center Eddy Curry – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com.

I’m tempted to just leave that as the entire post, followed by simply this:

 

But in the interest of being fair, let’s examine if they actually do make this move. Coach Erik Spoelstra abandoned all of his veteran centers down the stretch in the playoffs, going for speed all the time with Jamal Magloire playing to begin the Chicago series until Udonis Haslem could get his feet under himself. Then it was just Anthony and Haslem, with the other centers not seeing a single minute of playing time. Those two players look to feature even more prominently next season. So this is a relatively harmless move to bring him in for a workout, or even to sign him.

Curry won’t get paid more than the minimum, so it’s not a huge financial investment. It likely won’t be a guaranteed deal so the Heat will have options. And if Curry does show up in shape and he does maintain it, and he can contribute in any notable way, that’s a big deal for a team that needs a legit center with Joel Anthony crafty but not dominant.

At the same time… it’s Eddy Curry. You’re opening yourselves up to the whole Eddy Curry experience. And while at this point nothing the media or anything anyone says will affect the Heat more than they’re likely to be bothered by what goes on now, there’s still another thing for there to be noise about. It’s the most costly move you can make, and you have to wonder if they wouldn’t be better off saving the money they would conceptually pay Curry and attempt to sign an undrafted rookie, a rookie drafted and cut in camp, or a foreign prospect, rather than try and shoehorn in another “veteran.”

  1. cosanostra71 - Jun 26, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    man I remember when Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler were the future up in Chicago… long time ago now.

    • purdueman - Jun 26, 2011 at 6:46 PM

      There’s always trepidation on the part of GM’s to draft guys (in any sport), who are from the teams home town due to the myth that the added pressure of performing will adversely affect them. Obviously in the case of Derrick Rose, playing in his home town with his strong local family support system around him though has been a terrific plus.

      Eddie Curry was also from a South Chicago suburb, but the problem that fat, lazy Eddie had was that he got all that money from the Bulls and immediately picked up his posse and became late night party boy Eddie while in Chicago.

      Then he moved to New York where the city offers even more temptation to be out all night, and that’s exactly what Eddie did, almost dragging buddy Jamaal Crawford down into the gutter with him. Miami and Eddie is a match made in hell, even if fatso can get in shape, as he’ll once again be out all night partying and will surely drag a teammate or two down into the gutter with him again.

      Eddie is the poster child for sloth. I have rooted against the Heat ever since that shameful 7 time championship celebration the night after “The Decision”, and I can’t stand greaser Pat Riley, but I’d love to see Eddie wind up with the Heat because he’s a true roster and clubhouse cancer.

    • elotrain - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM

      In 2002, Chicago Bulls had Chandler and Curry, and the Cubs had Mark Prior and Kerry Wood

      The Future looked bright…

  2. philtration - Jun 26, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    The only reason he showed up was because he heard that the Heat had a couple of hot dogs playing for them.

    He even brought his own mustard.

    • purdueman - Jun 26, 2011 at 7:26 PM

      Eddie’s known to be particularly partial to bon-bons too! ;-)

      • purdueman - Jun 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM

        I hear that bon-bon’s are particularly good around 5AM after Eddie’s good and stoned!!!

  3. goforthanddie - Jun 26, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    The fact they even consider Curry makes me question Miami’s intelligence.

    • goforthanddie - Jun 30, 2011 at 7:17 PM

      And 16 thumbs down make me question the intelligence of people reading this site.

  4. dirtybird2020 - Jun 26, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Funny another bum! Haha these are the type of players you will the next 5 years! I love it! Lebron hater for life!

    • purdueman - Jun 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM

      greaser Riley is always trying to show everyone that he’s as smart as Jerry West (but he’s not), by outsmarting the league… like the time he drafted Michael Beasley second overall in the 2008 draft and bypassed emerging star Kevin Love, who was quickly snapped up just three picks later.

  5. nudeman - Jun 26, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    This guy is poison.
    Not in the way Terrell Owens is poison; more of in a JD Drew type of way.
    Classic underachiever.
    No team will ever win with Eddie Curry playing any meaningful role on their team.

    (and yes, I know the Sox won with Drew on the roster; sort of in an “in spite of” way)

  6. elotrain - Jun 26, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Wang ZhiZhi ain’t walkin’ through that door..

  7. captainwisdom8888 - Jun 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Gimme a thumbs up for Eddy Curry and his immense talent/work ethic.

    That’s what I thought…

    • themanchine - Jun 27, 2011 at 8:19 AM

      you got immense right

  8. skip3525 - Jun 26, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    I’d rather see Juwan Howard back on the bench.

  9. meatloaf025 - Jun 26, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    And remember his taste for young studs! Prepare for the return of the male groupies. Have been long since the Village People were on stage. 

  10. thetooloftools - Jun 26, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    He couldn’t make it there,
    he won’t make it anywhere.

  11. thetooloftools - Jun 26, 2011 at 11:58 PM

    Is this the picture they took before he floated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ?

  12. diablito0402 - Jun 27, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Desperate it todays word of thd day. Heat fans yall better get used to this. 3 stooges got about 80% of heats salary cap used up so heat gonna get a bunch of washed up players to fill the roster.

    • purdueman - Jun 27, 2011 at 2:07 AM

      Rumor has it that Riley is courting Dickey Simpkins to come out of retirement. Dickey not only has a few rings, but he also when he was in the NBA had a butt so big it was legendary! Just imagine how big it must be now!

    • southbeachtalent - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:07 AM

      I can get used to playing in the Finals for the next 5 years. If any of you think Curry will be making an impact on this team one way or another then I can’t help you. There are proffesionals for that kind of stupid.

  13. diablito0402 - Jun 27, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    Watch out i think antoine walker is next on miami list of players to sign……

    • purdueman - Jun 27, 2011 at 2:07 AM

      John Koncak too!!!

  14. diablito0402 - Jun 27, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    Samaki walker!!!!!!

  15. readysethike - Jun 27, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Didnt they draft dexter pittman last year? I think they sent him to the dleague, but there not goin to give him a shot next season?

  16. southbeachtalent - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Same ole haters in here.. Remember haters the only team we lost to was the Mavs, the rest of you got owned. See ya next year!!

  17. diablito0402 - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Yeah heat in the finals next 5 years, and lechoke still no rings hahaha.

    • edweird0 - Jun 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM

      Which is much more than what can be said about whatever sorry ass team you rooted for before they got owned in the playoffs.

  18. diablito0402 - Jun 27, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Next year its the lakers then the thunder than the knicks and bulls, and the lame same old excuses why the heat cant win.

    • edweird0 - Jun 27, 2011 at 7:59 PM

      What are you talking about? What you said makes no sense….

  19. diablito0402 - Jun 29, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    What unless you root for tha mavs then your sorry ass team got owned too, you know that right?

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