Eddy Curry Worked Out for the Miami Heat Again

by June 27, 2011
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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.”