Eddy Curry Not Joining the Miami Heat

by April 11, 2011
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Despite some speculation, Eddy Curry will not be taking his talents to South Beach. Via Yahoo! Sports: “After several workouts with the Miami Heat, free agent Eddy Curry left South Florida without the championship contender offering him a contract for the playoffs, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra weren’t sold that Curry, who hasn’t played an NBA game this season, could make enough of a difference to justify cutting a young player off its roster, sources said. Curry’s poor conditioning and more than 350 pounds of weight ultimately doomed his bid to join the Heat. After going to Chicago to work out Curry, who turned 28 two weeks ago, Riley was intrigued enough to bring him down to Miami for further evaluation and a medical physical. After working out a few days in the middle of last week, Curry eventually returned to his hometown of Chicago without an offer.”