Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  49 responses

Eddy Curry Reportedly in ‘Excellent Shape’

Famed trainer Tim Grover continues to tell anyone who will listen that Eddy Curry is in great basketball shape, and tries to explain why the big man hasn’t made an appearance in any publicly-viewed hoops game. From the Miami Herald: “Curry, who interests the [Miami] Heat, is in ‘excellent shape’ and ‘no question’ ready to join an NBA team post-lockout, well-regarded Chicago-based trainer Tim Grover told us last week. Grover declined to give Curry’s weight, which was 300 in August, down from 350 in March. Grover said he advised Curry not to play in the FIU charity game last weekend because ‘these are not games for big men.’”

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  • T-Money

    if miami can get ANYTHING out of eddy curry, they’ll be happy. despite all his baggage, very few bigs in the league can score on the low block like EC with outstanding efficiency.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Hang in there, Eddy.

  • Raptor 18

    Lol, “these are not games for big men” pun intended

  • DieselMechanic

    Like this a lot. I used to love the Eddy Curry that dropped 20-10 in a Knicks jersey every night.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    If Curry is really in great shape, I’d love to see him end up with the Pacers; they need a PF who can score and rebound, and Vogel seems to have a good handle on motivating his players. Plus, playing with Hansborough would go someway towards keeping him motivated. People forget he’s younger than Randolph, who recently made a big turnaround to contribute to a playoff team, let’s hope EC can get it done again.

  • T-Money

    omphalos: it’s miami and miami only for curry. he’s been in touch with them since march.

  • zach

    Eddie Curry in excellent shape? I’ll believe it when I see it. Hard to root for a guy who ate his career away, literally.

  • Nella

    20-10 every night? You must mean 18 and 5.

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  • http://slamonline.com Neitel#2

    Good Luck Eddy…you are doing just fine, follow the footsteps of your baby bull brother, Tyson Chandler. Join the Heat, and beat go against dallas and prove to tyson and others, that you are in the nba to stay! good luck buddy. Hardwork pays…

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  • NJ4Life

    “Eddy Curry in Excellent Shape” “Israel and Palestine Call Truce” “David Stern Admits NBA Making Money” “Pigs Fly”

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    In what world did ECurry drop 20-10?

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    @ omphalos I think the Pacers are banking on Hibbert as their Center.

  • Rainman

    if he’s in great shape, it shows he’s commited, so why not give him a shot? someone other than miami PLZ give dude a shot! PHX where u at?!

  • Rainman

    @ nella

    18 and 5? u must mean 20 and 7 in his best season

    well 19.6 and 7, but u get the point lol. If he can get bak to that? thats a real good center in todays league…

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    @JT, Isiah Thomas’ world.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Grover isn’t really one to lie. So I would assume Curry is in pretty good shape, the question though, can he stay in good shape? ANd can he stay consistent with whatever it is he’s been doing during an NBA season, when you don’t have time to train and your just traveling from place to place, next to high metabolism teammates who can eat basically whatever they want?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Dude can flat out score with the best of them. Don’t know how he’ll fit in with his defense though. But if he Heat can manage to get at least 14 and 6 with him then he should be fine.

  • sean

    Pretty sure that Grover had a very similar quote around this time last year…

  • mike

    Define excellent…

  • T-Money

    niQ – with the kind of offensive talent miami has, 10 and 6 in 25 minutes would be excellent. bosh and haslem will play all of the crunch time minutes anyways.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Sean that was about Tracy McGrady if I’m not mistaken.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    …for a balloon he forgot to add.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    “For a lockout,” he forgot to add.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    “For eating 17 pizzas a day,” he forgot to add.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    “For having gastric bypass surgery,” he forgot to add

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Down to 300 in August, so I’d imagine he’s about 280-285 now if he’s been working hard.
    His playing weight from his rookie year.
    Not bad.

  • ionmic

    Round is a shape

  • RunNGun

    Eddy Curry will always be in shape… that is in shape to get to the buffet line.

  • http://fivemag.de Speedy

    I need a pic before believing that.

  • robb

    ionmic with the great comment

  • bike

    The reason Grover is advising Curry to stay away from the FIU game is because of the close proximity to several KFC joints.

  • Dr. DL

    ionmic, best comment. At one point Curry looked like the better of the two baby bulls. I’ve never seen a player follow the course he did: establish himself as a legit scoring center (at one point approaching all-star caliber) and then quite literally eat his way out of the league. I mean as far as I know his career’s downturn has had nothing to do with anything other than his inability to stay in shape. I’d love to see him turn it around and he could indeed be a perfect fit for the heat. In fact, in a best case scenario he could be better for the team than Bosh. We’ll see. As far as his fitness I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    His career downturn came with a heart problem. He ballooned after that and was never the same. But the heart problem was the root to the evil

  • Chukaz

    When Glover said “these are not games for big men” he meant fat men. I do believe Eddy’s in great basketball shape. As you know, basketballs are round…

  • Tobi E

    My uncle Jay continues to tell me good stuff bout him cant wait to he suits up wit the heat…………..championships baby

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    SLAM posted a picture of him looking… “svelte” before D’Antoni humiliated him, didn’t they?
    We’ll see.

  • Marcel

    He avg 19 and 9 in 2006

  • JP Newton

    I don’t believe

  • JP Newton

    He should just grow a beard and and become Rick Ross’s stunt double

  • ry

    Is he still sexually herassing his male staff?

  • Yesse

    I find it hard to believe.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @Marcel – 19 and 7.

  • http://myspace.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    Eddy Curry had some game he woulda been alright, he did come in with Tyson Chandler who is doin things and carved a niche in the L. Some playas just need a lil more time to develop and lose the baby fat he came in the league when he was 18 cmon now. He wasn’t a physical specimen he was a wide body banger. But people saw the Kwame Brown bust and was quick to write him off. If it wasn’t for D’Antoni he was actually playing damb good ball for 1 season.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    When did “round” and “excellent shape” mean the same thing?

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  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Scalabrine is in good shape too just to let you know.