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Tuesday And-1 links: Shed a tear, Spurs waive Eddy Curry

Oct 23, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

Eddy Curry, Andre Iguodala AP

Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

Eddy Curry had actually looked better than you might expect for the Spurs this preseason, but that wasn’t enough. He was a longshot from the start. The Spurs cut Curry on Tuesday (along with Derrick Brown), the team announced. Hard to imagine a soft landing spot for him in the league.

• Speaking of guys waived in the last few days, there is Christian Eyenga (Lakers), Walker Russell (Thunder), Chris Douglas-Roberts (Lakers), and Greg Somogyi (Lakers).

Yao Ming golfing. Those are going to be some very long clubs.

• The Nuggets have exercised third year options on Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton in a surprise to nobody anywhere.

• Actually less shocking, the Pistons exercised their fourth-year option for Greg Monroe.

Great post looking at how the Nets guards (Deron Williams, Joe Johnson) operate out of the post. That team has a lot of offensive options. Defense on the other hand….

An interesting interview with Jim Buss, the guy at the top of the Lakers front office food chain right now, son of Jerry Buss and the guy making the decisions. And he has his own stats formula, thank you very much.

• If you want more Lakers’ interviews, here is one with Pau Gasol.

Might the Heat decide to trade Joel Anthony?

Paul Pierce can’t see himself in any uniform but a Celtics’ one. Have to agree there, it would look weird.

• Looks like Al Horford will be back in the Hawks lineup on Friday for the final preseason game.

• Detroit’s Corey Maggette‘s has a “slight pull” in his left calf and he will be out for a while. Stunning, I know.

• Great post looking at the best minimum-salary players in the NBA. Hello Delonte West.

Some more details on how Royce White plans to get to some (most?) Rockets away games without flying.

• Lamar Odom was held out of Monday’s Clippers preseason game with what Vinny Del Negro described as a bone bruise on his knee. That does not help his conditioning issue.

• Hornets big man Jason Smith may miss the rest of the Hornets’ preseason to let his sore shoulder heal.

• Rookie Doran Lamb, who had battled an elbow injury, returned to practice for the Bucks on Tuesday.

• Wizards rookie Bradley Beal was held out of practice on Tuesday as a precaution after an ankle tweak, but it appears to be nothing serious.

• A Q&A with Dallas big Elton Brand.

Brian Scalabrine previews the Boston Celtics.

• Here is a blog post slamming the general populace of the Los Angeles Lakers fan base (some NSFW language, if that bothers you). As a guy who cut his blogging teeth on a Lakers site of my creation and who lives in Los Angeles, all I’ll say is this — I started a Lakers blog in part to be able to control the level of Lakers discourse going on around me.

• For those of you who need your occasional fix of international basketball, we have good news. FIBA and ESPN have announced a multi-year deal that has them covering the FIBA Americas Championships (2013, 2015), the
EuroBaskets (2013, 2015), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2014). You can also add the FIBA World Championship for Women (2014) to the list.

  1. goraidersgospurs - Oct 23, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    To bad you are not under 6″9 curry or else you would have made the spurs roster!!!

    • stayhigh_247 - Oct 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM

      Curry has been such a disappointment. he came in with Tyson Chandler a
      who is far from done. If you’re not motivated by just being in the NBA then there’s no help for you.

  2. brucster - Oct 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Yeah ..6′ 9″ is the limit…

  3. raidmagic - Oct 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    The Magic cut Eyenga not the Lakers

  4. kdn4 - Oct 23, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Could you please refer to him from now on as; NBA Champion, Eddy Curry?

    • kavika6 - Oct 26, 2012 at 4:27 AM

      Too bad he was cut by the Spurs or he could also be known as a FUTURE NBA Champion as well.

  5. dls612 - Oct 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    I think eddy waited too late to take his NBA career serious! The work ethic he put in over the past couple of years is better than when he first started the league! He’s actually in better shape than he was last season! Hopefully another team will give u another opportunity! A lesson learned!

  6. heathater4lifeson - Oct 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Yea exactly, spurs have never kept anybody over 6’9″… *cough* Duncan, *cough* Robinson.

  7. paulhargis53 - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Boy, that article about the Lakers fanbase is SPOT ON! Great read.

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