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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 at 4:22 pm  |  62 responses

Eddy Curry to Play in Melo League-Goodman League Game


The Melo League-Goodman League game—which is going down on Tuesday and will feature LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony playing for the Melo League and Kevin Durant and Brandon Jennings playing for Goodman—just got a new participant: none other than Eddy Curry, who will suit up for the Melo League’s squad. HOOPSWORLD’s Alex Kennedy has the scoop:

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  • http://www.twitter.com/xpotatotitsx mersh

    cousins is gonna run circles around curry.

  • Marcos Zapater

    … Eddie Curry x DeMarcus Cousins. Lots to learn… lots.

    Curry is one of the most frustrating players ever. He has talent and size, just didn’t seem to give a flying f*ck. Got paid, we heard he got into some money issues… coulda lived a charmed life, really.

  • BE.water

    Somebody said there was gonna be a free luncheon. Eddy Obliged.

  • mike

    Eddy Curry has played 10 games in the past 3 seasons.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    So who’s gonna operate the remote while Eddy’s dropping giveaways from the air?

  • Kadavour

    this HAS to be a prank

  • BRAVO

    KD VS LEBRON KD GON KILL HIM!

  • MUBWAR

    KD gon kill who? Lebron is starting his prime. so hold on a min. and tell KD to hit the gym, he has lbj’s HS body.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    lol@MUBWAR

  • Marcel

    Sebastian telfair should play in this game. I kno he Isnt really a big name anymore but he’s a good streetballer

  • rob stewart

    Goodman by 10

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @MUBWAR – Have you SEEN James in high school?!
    I am gonna laugh myself silly if Eddy Curry comes in and dunks on Cousins’ head, though.

  • Rainman

    I hope dude has a good outting, a lot depends on this game with him

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If Curry is even in reasonable shape y’all will see why Isiah gave him all that money.

  • http://www.yomamajokes.com LilKDub503

    More like “Curry to take up space to play in Melo League-Goodman League Game”. For real though, I’ll never give him love because of that tattoo gallery set of pictures with him and his shirt off. I’ll never forgive him or SLAM and the guy who put that together. All of yall suck.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I’d like to sign this guy to my pie-eating contest team..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    I hope Curry kills it.

  • http://dskjfl.com Jukai

    Allenp: Oh yeah, the guy that signed Jerome James right before drafting Curry and paying out the wazoo for Zach Randolph immediately after giving Curry that money will be totally vindicated when we see Curry play in a no-defense pickup game.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Shame on all you. I expected 80% of this to be food jokes.

  • Tobi

    @MUBWAR almost more like his middle school body

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    my food joke mustn’t have been comical.

  • Toner

    Curry will be a beast, patrolling around the caterer’s table…. They’re HIS hot dogs, damnit.

  • Yesse

    I got a feeling, that Cousins got this match up, but will see. Will be fun to watch.

  • http://www.bullls.com Enigmatic

    @Jukai – the Bulls drafted Curry.
    And in his best season with us he averaged 16 and 5, and had that heart condition towards the final year, and people thought the Bulls were stupid for letting him walk and go to the Knicks for a few first round picks.
    Those first round picks ended up becoming Joakim Noah (thank you, New York!) and LaMarcus Aldridge (you’re welcome, Portland!).

  • http://dfklf.com Jukai

    My bad, Enigmatic, forgot about that— should read “Oh yeah, the guy that signed Jerome James right before giving up two first round draft picks for Curry and paying out the wazoo for Zach Randolph immediately after giving Curry that money will be totally vindicated when we see Curry play in a no-defense pickup game.”
    He’ll turn heads!!

  • Harlem_World

    In this type of game, the CP3/Jennings matchup will be good. Melo kills Green. KD/Bron will even out. KD won’t be stopped by anyone in single coverage but neither will Bron. If Bron tries to match KD shot for shot, he’ll lose, but if he drives to the basket – they even out. If in shape Curry shows up, that match up should be a good one too.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    THE CLOUD OF FAST FOOD LITTER THAT FOLLOWS EDDY’S EVERY MOVE WILL BE VERY DISTRACTING FOR DEMARCUS

  • J.C.

    Probs super late with this but:
    Eddy Curry vs. the post-game food spread.

  • Flud

    He might have mis-read it as the Mayo league – Hellmans league game. Fat eyelids can warp your vision.

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    Flud came in late but shut it down.

  • Fat Lever

    HAHAHAHAHAH, @ Flud.

  • http://www.opposingviews.com/i/nba-breakdown-cba-talk-revenue-sharing-salary-caps-and-lockouts Allenp

    Jukai
    Nobody seems to think dude can play. I always thought he could play, he just didn’t do certain things. And, before Marbury got hurt that season before they got Z-Bo, the Knicks looked like they would squeak into the playoffs.
    I always thought Isiah made a mistake playing ZBo and Curry together because neither of them hustled enough, but both of them clearly had talent. As did Jamal Crawford, Wilson Chandler, David Lee and Nate Robinson. Honestly, was Isiah’s tenure as GM that much worse than Larry Bird’s?

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    I wonder if Kobe is hurt he didn’t get a call to play? He claims him and Melo are boys.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Allenp, I always thought he could score, no doubt. But from what I hear it’s his conditioning that’s kept him off the court. (That, and no defense, I guess.)

  • http://www.opposingviews.com/i/nba-breakdown-cba-talk-revenue-sharing-salary-caps-and-lockouts Allenp

    Dude was a very good post scorer. Soft hands, great touch, good at getting position. He just was fat, and didn’t hustle, didn’t rebound and didn’t defend.
    But he could get buckets with the best of them. I think Isiah believed he could turn dude around. He was wrong.
    But, given how ZBo and Crawford have thrived in different settings, it’s obvious that weren’t bums.

  • chingy

    Anyone know if this game is going to be broadcasted? This is gonna be one high scoring game.

  • mgc

    I really hope he earns his own redemption

  • Kid Dynamite

    Melo league wins easy, with CP3, Lebron and Melo-I can put money on that. Oh yeah, and the post game pie eating contest? Forget about it!! LOL

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    ALLEN, ZBO AND JAMAL THRIVED BEFORE NY.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Cousins *vs* Curry…. Wow, battle of the decade. Two fat talents that may or may not figure things out. Wish we could watch this game. Why they don’t stream it for $5 a pop I do not know.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    being the leading scorer on a 23 win team (Crawford) is hardly thriving.
    – And Zach Randolph has been the same player production wise his whole career. between 17-20PPG and 9-11RPG. Randolph has been the same player just was never as efficient as he is now… But his “rise” as a player is completely over exaggerated.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I disagree. ZBo never passed before. He passes now and attempts to defend. Those are huge changes because they took his game to another level. He could always score, but he was a black hole of epic proportions before.
    Crawford, is in the proper role in Atlanta, and is doing his thing. Straight scorer, a little playmaking. That’s what he’s always been, and Isiah actually let him do that in New York. Maybe I’m tripping, but I used to watch that Knicks team hard on League Pass and saw something there with the right coaching.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    idk who you are but your posting as me. anyway,

    - assist/passing wise, Randolph is where he has always been. about 2APG with about 2TOPG.
    -Defensively Z-Bo is also about the same, he gave up less points per 48 minutes then he did in previous seasons, but he also gave up an increased number of rebounds.
    -The Grizzlies as a whole got a lot better defensively, but that can be attributed to them adding 2 of the top 4 defensive wings in the whole NBA (Tony Allen the best defender in the league, and Shane Battier, the former best defender in the league), and Marc Gasol’s defensive improvements, mainly protecting the rim (1.9BPG).
    -To Randolphs 25 total blocks on the whole season for comparison’s sake.

  • chazz michael michaels

    good. fatboy needs it

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Oh and Eddy Curry’s shot attempts have only gone down by not even a full (1) attempt per game since last season, hardly any different then when “he was a black hole of epic proportions” (Last season FGA per game 15.8, most he has ever shot per game in his career 18.9 his last year in Portland when he averaged 23.8 and the team went 32-50 – Considering Rudy Gay, OJ Mayo, Marc Gasol, & Mike Conley all averaged over 10PPG I think touches wise he’s attempting shots at exactly the same rate as he was in previous years. Anybody got access to Synergy?)

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Zach Randolph’s* — my bad

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    That was me posting as you. Thanks Slam.
    I disagree with looking at assists to see if Zbo is passing more. Many of his passes out of double results in ball swings, not immediate buckets. But, it’s cool if we disagree on him.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    NBK vs NBK lol. I Agree that ZR has not really changed much at all since entering the L. Obviously he got smarter, but the skills were always there and were always on display. Who you want on your team nbk, K-Love, or ZR?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I want Kevin Love. more effort, younger, more range, much much much better passer. But if I need a go-to guy I’ll take Zach Randolph because he’s better in that role, but I wouldn’t be happy about it. (Allen you could be right, I only saw prolly 25 Grizzlies games this year, and if i’m not mistaken they are by far one of the worst 3pt shooting teams in the league, which logically would take away a lot from Randolph’s passing game).

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Wise choice. Even if they were both the same age I would take K-Love. I think he may some day be as good a ‘Go-to-guy’ as ZR. He has the shooting touch. He needs to work on his post skills. Still even then I wonder if he’s to short/un-athletic to get off a shot on allot of PF’s is my worry for the guy. What about Lamarcus Aldrige or K-Love? Sorry i’m super bored at work just need to pass time lol.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I’m with you, busy, but bored. – Lamarcus Aldridge, I would prolly take Aldridge going forward over every 4 in the league, except, maybe, and i really mean maybe, Blake Griffin. — But K-Love I don’t think should ever be cast as a go-to guy, I surely don’t think a team can ever win that way, just like I don’t think the Grizzlies can ever hope for more then a WCF appearance with Zach Randolph as their lead offensive player.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Your right Love never should be a 1, or 2 option realistically. He could be forced into that role and what I was saying is that I think he could kind of hold it down. He is a perfect 3rd option imo. The problem for the Wolves is they have no 1 or 2 option. They have a team of 3rd options. I am anxious to see this team next year anyway because they have a chance to make some noise. I see them and the Clips both fighting for that 8th seed. We’ll see how they look with Rubio, Wes Johnson, Williams/Beasly, Love, and Miller.(Ya thats right I want Miller getting more mins that Darko lol.) They have an intersting young squad. Lamarcus is a little confusing to me. I don’t look at him as highly as you do. He is obviously good, but he strikes me as always being best as a 2nd option(which is fine if Roy pulls it together) I like K-Love better than him as of right now(not that he is better overall, but I think he has a higher limit.) This next year(hopefully) will be a good year to see who is taking over the PF spots with KG and Duncan finally gone from the discussion. I see Blake challenging Dirk and Gasol for the top 2 spots. LA, ZR, and K-Love close behind those 3. The Grizz seem to me as perenial 4, or 5 spot WC playoff seeding. And no they will probably not make it out of the WEST for a couple years. If the keep the team together though, I think they have a good chance in a few years with a Gay and Gasol core though. What are your thoughts on Wes Johnson?

  • http://www.ballislife.com/profiles/blogs/kobetop10moments nbk

    Alrdidge held down that go-to guy spot for around 50 wins last season. But offensively isnt where I see his advantage, its defensively. He guards the pick and roll, the post and the hoop (as a whole) better then every Other 4 in the league, and most centers except off the top of my head, Howard,Chandler, Noah, & Bogut.

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel

    There is free lunch…so Curry said, “cool, im in” nah, im joking…i hope this cat kills it, and then people will be like “whhhaatttttt” after the game, if he either flops or do great, we will see videos of his new self up in here. and you can take this to the bank!

  • http://dfklf.com Jukai

    LOL Larry Bird’s tenure was awful, but it wasn’t as soul crushing as Isiah. Sure, Jamal Crawford, Wilson Chandler, David Lee, Nate Robinson, Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph “almost” squeeked into the playoffs (I guess that’s… good?) but you have three bigmen who don’t defend, two undersized ones who don’t defend, and a three who is a “glue guy.” Greattttt team there!
    Isiah was a joke, like a really, really, really bad GM. He saw some semblance of talent in drafts but generally wound up trading away that talent, as well as possible draft picks, for awful choices he thought he could “turn around” but failed at doing.
    Isiah deserves absolutely no credit for anything in New York. He obliterated the franchise.

  • http://dfklf.com Jukai

    Plus when you say “Well isn’t Isiah at least as good as Bird?” then you know Isiah is awful when you have to try and squeeze him in with another absolutely awful GM.

  • Dyce

    Z-bo shot pull up 3′s when he was with NY…Big difference.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I think Isiah made good moves and bad moves. I don’t like how he’s become the epitome of bad GMs when cats like Kevin McHale and Larry Bird have done just as bad if not worse. Hell, Scott Layden was worse than Isiah, he didn’t even draft well! Right now, the Knicks are one Amare knee injury from being screwed again.

  • http://dfklf.com Jukai

    I can count on my hands how many good moves Isiah made. I’d need a crowd of hands to count the bad moves. It’s ridiculous you don’t see the irony in saying “well he hasn’t done worse than Kevin McHale!”
    Kevin McHale is probably one of the worst GMs of all time– it’s not a GREAT thing they are on par, it’s awful, absolutely atrocious. And I’d take Bird as my GM over Isiah, without a doubt, at least Bird understands the idea of chemistry and wont overpay beyond anyone else in the league for his mistakes.
    And yes, Isiah’s saving grace was his drafting, including David Lee, Wilson Chandler, and Trevor Ariza (who never got to spend any real time with the Knicks cause he was packaged for STEVEN F*$)*ING FRANCIS). But his greatness also drafted Renaldo Balkman and passed by Rajon Rondo, Jordan Farmar and Shannon Brown…. which absolutely MYSTIFIED the draft commentators, who finally just assumed he didn’t want anymore points because he wanted to make Marbury and Francis work… then he immediately drafts Mardy Collins five picks later.
    Channing Frye was a failure too, since Bynum was available and he didn’t see any talent in Bynum.
    Isiah was truly just awful. Sure, Scott Layden pretty much killed the franchise but at least his moves made sense if you tried not to think about it (free agency is dangerous, get something from Ewing, Travis Knight and Glen Rice is decent enough). I mean, Isiah actually had a team of Marbury, Francis, and Crawford and he said “this is going to put the Knicks on the map!”
    Just think about that. Think about it.

  • http://dfklf.com Jukai

    http://www.slamdumb.com/c21.php
    This is my feeling on Isiah
    Also, most teams are a knee injury away from disaster if it happens to their star player.

  • http://www.ballislife.com/profiles/blogs/kobetop10moments nbk

    Alan Houston and his contract was the underlying factor to the Knick decade long decay. Houston was the highest paid player in the league like 4 years after his last game.

  • Pharoah

    What’s crazy is that Scott Layden had Howard Eisley and Shandon Anderson as starters before his exodus. Isiah gambled on Jerome James after a superb post season againt Tim Duncan and co. then got the opportunity to trade for Eddy Curry, who was being compared to Shaq at the time!!! Bandwagon ball watchers were predicting Curry and Howard battles for years to come. What’s alarming in the Isiah discussions as worst GM is how everyone refuses to acknowledge that Isiah was hired to bring $$$… PERIOD!!! Winning was an afterthought since everyone knew Allen Houston’s knees were shot, but James Dolan refused to take him off the payroll. Houston retired the year after Q-Rich was signed. The Steve Francis trade was a product of Larry Browns inability to coach this team. He pushed to rid the team of Penny Hardaway and Trevor Ariza, who he also got into a public war of words. But Isiah is to blame. His biggest mistake was hiring Larry Brown.

    Also, the BS lawsuit by the Anucha Brown was about to fall apart, but Jimmy Dolan found a way to screw that up. Of all the people found liable for sexual harrassment, it wasn’t Isiah. This embarrassment will forever be tied to him, especially in the wake of the Larry Brown fiasco, but it’s important to know fact, not opinion. Damages awarded in this case excluded Isiah as the verdict was for retaliatory firing after James Dolan refused to wait out the trial.

    Isiah took the job that virtually no NBA insider wanted. Just look at Chris Mullin avoiding the job now that Donnie Walsh is gone. He accomplished the goal set forth by the Dolan’s and that was to make $$$. All of his players reached some form of stardom and recognition (Marbury, Crawford, Curry, Randolph, Ariza, Chandler, Robinson, Richardson, Frye, Lee). Marbury was considered elite for a season and a half amongst PGs. Funny how soon we forget! But, like many who take the lead for an organization, his moves just didn’t work out. Maybe we can look at the $100 million that he had to maneuver around. Or the boss unwilling to move the $100 million for Vince Carter before he started to tear it up with J-Kidd across the Hudson.

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