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Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry
Position: None
Born: 12/05/82
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:285 lbs. / 129.3 kg.
His teammate Eddy Curry said he slept just two hours one night. He was the only player assigned to the supposedly spooky 10th floor, and he spent most of his time in Nate Robinson’s room, afraid to be alone. “I definitely believe there are ghosts in that hotel,” Curry told The Daily News, which illustrated its article with a photograph not of the Skirvin but of the Bates Motel.
As was the case with Eddy Curry two seasons ago, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra doesn’t have either guy penciled in for any particular role. “No expectations,” Spoelstra said of both guys. For Oden, the next several months are about getting healthy and in basketball shape. “He’s inspired by the opportunity to help us,” Spoelstra said. “But more than anything, we just want to see him get back out there, have a smile on his face, and be able to do what he loves. He’s had some setbacks, but that does not define his whole career. This, we feel, is a perfect fit for him.
In a move that was officially announced yesterday, Curry has signed on with the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls. Curry has already landed in Yiwu, Zhejiang province and met up with his new team today. Though Chinese media have reported that there is a possibility, It is unclear whether he will suit up for tomorrow night’s home game against Fujian SBS. Curry will replace Josh Boone, who spent the last two seasons with the team. In four games, Boone averaged 14.8 points and 13.5 rebounds.
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Free agent center Eddy Curry has received interest from several NBA teams, according to sources close to the situation. Five teams have been in contact with Curry and expressed some level of interest in his services. Curry last played with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in two games earlier this season. He was released by the Mavericks two weeks ago so that the team could open a roster spot to sign Troy Murphy.
With Chris Kaman soon to return from a calf injury, sources said, Dallas decided that it needed more of a stretch power forward like Murphy as cover for Dirk Nowitzki than another back-to-the-basket player. Curry, whom the Mavs claimed off waivers the day before the preseason finale, had nine points and four rebounds during the Dallas’ 1-1 season-opening road trip. He played a significant role in the Mavs’ win over the Lakers, scoring seven points and grabbing four rebounds in 17 minutes. The Mavs have agreed to a one-year deal with Murphy, pending him passing a physical.
The Mavericks are at the NBA roster limit of 15, so a player must be waived or traded to open a roster spot for Murphy. With center Chris Kaman tentatively scheduled to return from a calf injury _ and Dirk Nowitzki out at least a few more weeks from arthroscopic knee surgery _ the Mavs’ greater need is at power forward. That would appear to make recently added center Eddy Curry the odd Maverick out. The Mavericks have shopped third-year guard Dominique Jones, but haven’t found a taker.
The reason Curry would be released, according to the source, is because center Chris Kaman is expected to back ready to play in Saturday’s home opener against the Charlotte Bobcats. It’s also because power forward Dirk Nowitzki is still about a month away from returning to the court, and Murphy spends as much time on the perimeter as Nowitzki. In other words, the Mavs have a much stronger need right now for a power forward who can stretch the court (Murphy) than a center of Curry’s ilk. Murphy, however, still has to pass his physical with the Mavs.
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Curry’s line Tuesday wasn’t beastly — seven points, four rebounds and four personal fouls in 17 minutes — but he bothered Gasol all night on both ends. Once a ghastly 300 pounds-plus, a slimmed-down Curry bumped Gasol on both ends of the floor. While he was out there, Curry was the most physical player for an undermanned team that had to resort to guerrilla warfare to beat the Lakers 99-91 in Los Angeles. “I asked [Gasol], ‘You got something personal against me or something?'” Curry said. “‘You trying to body me?’ But it was fun.”