Eddy Curry Likely to Start for the Dallas Mavericks

Various injuries to the Dallas Mavericks’ frontcourt will likely force Eddy Curry to be their starting center as the season begins. Yikes. From the Dallas Morning News: “Eddy Curry figures to embark to Los Angeles on Monday with his new Mavericks teammates as the team’s starting center. Considering he’s had a grand total of 25 minutes of playing time going into the season opener Tuesday, it’s not the ideal situation. But it’s all the Mavericks have at the moment. Chris Kaman still wasn’t able to scrimmage Sunday and it looks unlikely that he’ll be able to play against the Lakers. “There was a sighting. It was brief,’ said coach Rick Carlisle of what Kaman could do in practice. ‘He got through some of the shooting and 5-on-0 work. But he’s not there yet.’ Carlisle said Kaman was likely to travel with the team for the opening two-game trip but couldn’t add a definite to that statement. Meanwhile, Brandan Wright was able to practice after tweaking his left ankle last week, and probable starting forward Jae Crowder also went through full drills after a hamstring scare in Friday’s preseason finale. As for Curry, he had 11 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes Friday against Charlotte.”