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One and done: Mavs to release Eddy Curry, sign Troy Murphy

Nov 2, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

Eddy Curry Mavs AP

In his one NBA game for Dallas, Eddy Curry played fairly well, coming off the bench for 16 minutes, scoring 7 points and grabbing 4 boards.

But he is out and Troy Murphy is in.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Mavericks have reached a one-year deal with Murphy. He spent last season coming off the bench for the Lakers but not giving them much — 16 minutes a night, 3.2 points and 3.2 rebounds, he could hit threes still (41.8 percent) but did little else (his rebounding was not special, although in the past he was better at it). He had a PER of 9.06.

But Dallas likes bigs who can stretch the floor, and Murphy can do that better than Curry.

Dallas had to make room on the roster for Murphy so Curry is going to be cut loose, reports Art Garcia of Fox Sports Southwest. It’s been a rough start to the season for him — Curry played fairly well for San Antonio in the preseason but lost out on the numbers game, now this in Dallas.

Not sure any of this makes a big change for the Mavs, but Murphy fills a role for them.

  1. cantonbound13 - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Eddie’s only hope is if Isiah Thomas gets a gm position in the NBA.

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Guess I shouldn’t have bought Curry’s authentic Mavs jersey based on one game.

    • rtfinch - Nov 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

      Why not? You already bought your Miami “back2back” tshirt after one game.

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM

        Tru Dat

  3. readysethike - Nov 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    thats unfortunate he honedtly seemed to have mature and take basketball seriously

  4. progress2011 - Nov 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Obviously, this guy has ticked off the powers that be / the commish/ little napolean-stern….

    I thought the guy played well. He was tough on defense, had a lot of energy and was enthusiastic.

    Conversely, MOST big men are aloof…AT BEST ! Curry was the opposite.

    I think dude is just being black-balled outta the league like Starbury and A.I.

    I don’t have a dog in this fight and won’t lose any sleep if he is banished to China’s Team….just an observation.

    • Distinguished Male - Nov 2, 2012 at 2:34 PM


      Yeah. That’s it. Curry is on the league’s black list.

      His falling out of the league had nothing to do with the fact that he weighed 450 pounds. Not like you need to be able to move well in the NBA or anything.

      I’m all for conspiracy theories, but you might need to work on that one.

      Maybe David Stern was sneaking into Curry’s fridge at night and switching out the 2% milk with whole?

      • sellahh - Nov 2, 2012 at 3:08 PM

        Yeah. America. Your milk is 2%, around here it start up with 40.

      • progress2011 - Nov 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        Insecure Male,

        Dude….I’m talking about the present. I’m not talking bout 3-4 years ago.

        I’m talking about the game that was played the other night ! I’m not trying to dig up ancient history with you.

        If you watched the game, Curry is in shape, seems to be engaged in the game and was fun to watch.

        If you didn’t watch the game….just say that.

      • zeedoubleyou - Nov 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

        @progress There are two sides to the game and Curry simply is not quick enough on his feet to make effective defensive rotations. Offense has never been his problem.

    • zeedoubleyou - Nov 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      P.S. If Curry’s problem was with Stern, Cuban would LOVE sticking it to the old man by resurrecting his career. Stop making up rumors.

  5. 00maltliquor - Nov 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    They were probably better off with Curry. We had Murph last year, trust me, nothing inspiring coming out of his game anymore.

  6. pacific123ocean - Nov 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    If Darko can find a team, I have to believe a team will sign Eddy.

  7. staff2cj - Nov 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    google “limousine driver” + Eddie Curry


  8. dunkindan - Nov 2, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    anyone remember Chicago preps featuring Eddy Curry, Sean Dockery and Luther Head?

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