Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  29 responses

Eddy Curry Worked Out for the Miami Heat Again

Eddy Curry’s workouts for the Miami Heat last season didn’t quite pan out, but both parties are reportedly giving it another shot this summer. From the Sun-Sentinel: “By league rules, teams cannot currently work out free agents who finished the season on an NBA roster. Workouts of those types of free agents cannot begin until July 1, when a lockout is expected to be imposed, shutting down all league activity. Curry was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 1. In ensuing weeks he worked out for several NBA teams, including the Heat, in a bid to secure a place on a playoff roster. The Heat passed on Curry, 28, at that time, although his 6-foot-11, 285-pound bulk might have helped in the NBA Finals against Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler. Due to conditioning and other issues, Curry has played only 10 games over the past three seasons, including none this past season. He earned $11.3 million this past season, but likely would have to return to the league at a minimal salary. He is represented by the same agency that represents the Heat’s LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. In April, Heat President Pat Riley, through a team spokesman, confirmed that Curry was one of ‘a half dozen’ players the Heat had looked at, as part of a “big-picture” evaluation. The Heat is holding a similar evaluation of veteran free agents this week, in anticipation of a July 1 lockout start.”

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  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Hard to believe Curry is only 28, not too late for him to turn it around and return to the form that earned him that contract. I wouldn’t mind seeing him end up as Celtics back-up C.

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    funny seeing how the paths those two centers, chandler and curry, have differed so much since being split up in chicago.
    its crazy that they were actually like a mini twin towers for a while, at least for bulls fans.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Miami really is desperate for a big man.

  • Thor

    Cosign airs. I’ve thought the same thing. Chuck could have called it…

  • Mike From Spain

    On another news, Pizza Hut in Miami was flooded with orders…

  • arthur

    It needs to be a f*cking enormous picture if Curry’s going to fit into it

  • vtrobot

    If you were asked what the most messed up thing in the world is right now, “Eddy Curry ‘earning’ $11.3 million this past season” would be a good answer.



  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    At least he’s still hanging in there.

  • ClydeSays

    Sad that he’s such a physical mess at 28. Hope he’s invested his money wisely.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    The Heat are scraping the bottom of the barrel for a big man.

  • DieselMechanic

    Curry is smart. rsting that bad, sitting back earning the big bucks, laughing all the way to the bank. He’ll start playing hard again when his contract runs out.

  • DieselMechanic

    *resting his body

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @ClydeSays – Yeah, he hasn’t invested his money wisely at all. Dude’s been in financial problems for a minute now. Pretty pathetic for someone who’s been making over $10 million a year for a few years now.

  • MikeC.

    I hope the Heat sign him, and are counting on him to produce. That’ll put the kibosh on their championship dreams.

  • MikeC.

    If he does sign with the Heat, limo drivers better watch out. “C’mon…touch it.”

  • http://jsdklfl.com Jukai

    Curry is smart? Hasn’t he been sued by three different groups for owned money?

  • heart grit grind

    well he is a career 100% 3-point shooter, so why not?

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    ^^ hahaha that’s a weird statistic. Didn’t know he was still in the League though

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    If Curry actually gets in shape he could be a serviceable NBA center. he’s 28, can’t be much worse Physically then Erick Dampier, Jamal Magloire, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Its like people are under the impression the Heat have even one decent Center. They all suck, Eddy Curry could come in, score 6 points, grab 6 rebounds and be the best Center on the team.

  • http://www.walshsportsblog.com Darren

    6 rebounds for Curry would be a career high.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    If that’s the case I could play Center for this squad and be decent.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Haha are you big?

  • Jose Raul Capablanca

    If Eddy could improve his game and win a championship ring all the money that he needs will come in because commercial companies will chase him to ask him to model for their products this is why Kobe and Lebron are on the number 2 and 3 list of the World’s 10 top-earning athletes. The Heat got a good teacher in the center position in the person of Alonzo Mourning it’s only up to him if he wants to become a good player.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Hahahaha nah. I was joking. I’m a 5’9″ teenager.

  • MikeC.

    ^ You might crack the rotation. I’m not saying you’d be an opening night starter, but there’s a decent chance you can beat out Z for the backup spot. Seriously, your competition is Eddy Curry. I’m going to nba.com to pre-order my BlackPhantom Heat jersey now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Haha, I’d actually really try basketball as a profession if I were a little taller. Unfortunately I’m more of a guard. I can pass, but I’m an awful shooter. I’m a very good rebounder though.

  • Roshizzle

    You guys base your opinions on what? The Knicks? as if they know what they’re doing. I’d rather have him than Kwame Brown. Sometimes being big is all you need. Shaq hadn’t been in shape since he left Orlando.