HoopsHype Eddy Curry rumors


November 2, 2012 Updates

With the Dallas Mavericks close to signing power forward Troy Murphy to a one-year deal, center Eddy Curry will be released, according to a source. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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. Dallas Morning News

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. ESPN.com

Alex Kennedy: The Mavericks will waive Eddy Curry. Just as I said when the Spurs released Curry last week, don't be surprised if another team signs him. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

October 31, 2012 Updates

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." ESPN.com

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All indications are that Delonte West will be a former Maverick by Monday evening. The Mavericks have to keep Eddy Curry, based on the simple fact that they need a big, healthy body and Curry appears ready to put his best foot forward as a stopgap center. Dallas Morning News

October 27, 2012 Updates

OK, in reality, Curry probably earned the right to stick on the Mavs’ roster with his effort in the 99-82 victory to wrap up the preseason. His 11-point, seven-rebound, three-block, 25-minute outing was pretty impressive considering that he just joined the Mavs in the morning after they made a waiver claim on him. “I feel like I can help,” Curry said. “As long as I stay healthy and do my part when called upon, I feel like I can be very productive for this team.” ESPN.com

October 25, 2012 Updates

The Mavericks wasted no time filling a need – and the roster spot that will be created when Delonte West is waived – by putting in a waiver claim for veteran NBA center Eddy Curry, a source said. The deadline for finalizing the 15-man roster that will start the season is Monday. The Mavericks have until then to waive West, who is suspended from the team for the time being. Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Mavericks claimed veteran center Eddy Curry off of waivers. "We are excited to bring Eddy Curry to Dallas," president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said in a release. "He has worked extremely hard this offseason and can provide our front line with much needed depth." ESPN.com

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Throughout the preseason, coach Gregg Popovich has deflected questions aimed at handicapping what the team plans to do with its final roster spot — assuming the team plans to fill it at all. The Spurs must make at least three more cuts before the start of the season. With Curry, Powell and Brown all contributing positive things in spurts, Popovich believes the final roster decision will go down to the wire. “I think it will take a while,” Popovich said. “A couple of those guys will make it to the very end, I would imagine, if they keep playing the way they are now.” San Antonio Express-News

October 12, 2012 Updates

Though he believes he will make the team, he is confident he will be playing somewhere in the NBA regardless if things don’t work out in San Antonio. He is aware numerous teams reportedly are anxious to sign him if he’s released. “I feel I’m in a good situation,” he said. “I worked hard this summer. Every game it’s just about showing everybody what I can do. I’m trying to focus on defense and rebounding, trying to play in the system and soak up as much as I can. "I think I’m going to make it. Until they tell me I’m not, I feel like I’m part of this team.” San Antonio Express-News

October 8, 2012 Updates

Even in the event Eddy Curry doesn't make the Spurs, word is he's played well enough to have drawn interest from... several teams, which are supposedly keeping tabs on him. Then again, Curry no longer seems like such a long shot to make the Spurs' final roster. The Bucks, Trail Blazers, Hornets and yes, Bulls, all may have an interest if Curry is cut loose. Sulia

October 1, 2012 Updates

But Curry, who earned a championship ring as a member of the Heat last season, looked fit and trim as he posed for photographers at Spurs media day. “I worked hard this summer,” Curry said. “I dropped 15, 20 pounds. I was in pretty good shape when the season ended. I just had to maintain, trim up a little bit more.” San Antonio Express-News

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