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Via Miami Herald (viaiamaGM)
The Heat privately discussed free agent center Eddy Curry but decided he wouldn?t help this season. But the Heat is intrigued and will explore it this summer. Curry, who played in just 10 games over the past 2? years because of knee problems and other issues, won?t work out for any team until he is further along in his conditioning program with Chicago trainer Tim Grover.

 

 

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By now everyone has seen the reported deal that Donnie Walsh has turned down, and of course it has to include something about the owner.

It is believed that Walsh and Mike D'Antoni feel the team would be giving up too much. Garden chairman James Dolan has had direct involvement in the negotiations and may ultimately overrule his basketball staff

And you'd have to assume that the "starter" is Landry Fields. This deal doesn't solve the team's need up front and Billups isn't a Mike D'Antoni-type point guard, so I can see the hesitation. It is a ton. Plus, Donnie Walsh, since he's been here, waits until the deadline before dealing. Of course, he did pull the trigger on several deals in November of 2008, but any time the deadline rolls around Walsh traditionally stays patient. That is to say I don't buy an owner override if this exact deal happens 9 days from now. Walsh won't deal with a game left before the break and one has to assume, based on history, that a deal won't happen during it either. But it's good to know that it appears both parties are working on banging out a deal.

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Timofey Mozgov is struggling.

Believe it or not, there's a good chance Landry Fields may go through a period of poor play too. Danilo Gallinari hasn't had a very consistent season to say the least. Plus Ronny Turiaf has been hurt and Toney Douglas hasn't been all that great either. All great signs. This team CAN, and needs to, be better.

"We can definitely get to another level," Felton said after producing 17 points and 13 assists. "We can get even better."
So why must we continue to hear about Eddy Curry?

The obvious answer is that the team is only 2 games over .500, one bad loss from all the questions starting again. But last night's win, and the team's overall performance on the road, really has me thinking that the team has turned a corner and is playing, not just to make the playoffs, but to beat who ever is in their paths.

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Via Bergan Record
About Eddy, that is, whom he said has only shown ?spurts? of being able to go, MD?A said.

But ?spurts,? as they did last season, could derail the Knicks? train.

So if you happen to be down on, for example, how Timofey Mozgov has regressed since training camp (it?s almost entirely from the neck up) and Ronny Turiaf?s ongoing knee issues, don?t expect Eddy to ride to the rescue...

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Curry/Azubuike doing sidework. That's Anthony Mason in the long sleeve orange shirt.

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Quick notes from practice. Both Anthony Randolph and Danilo Gallinari are practicing but Ronny Turiaf is sitting because of a back injury. Word is he's expected to play.

Randolph is listed as questionable.

Stop me if you heard this before. Eddy Curry isn't practicing.

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Via NY Post

The Knicks have enlisted former Knicks defensive stalwart Anthony Mason to work with Eddy Curry and try to motivate him to save his career, The Post has learned.

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Via NY Post

Mike D'Antoni officially has another man crush -- Timofey Mozgov...D'Antoni has tried to stop himself from gushing over Mozgov like he used to gush over Danilo Gallinari and David Lee. But D'Antoni has already called Mozgov training camp's brightest light. In the preseason opener, the sturdy center scored a smooth 10 points with five rebounds in 19 minutes....But D'Antoni is still leery of giving him the starting job

D'Antoni never mentioned Eddy Curry, expected to be waived after February's trading deadline when his expiring contract no longer is a trading pawn.

I would think that's assuming they don't include his contract in a deal before the deadline. And to be honest, Mozgov has been a bright spot all camp. The biggest positive for me has been his ability to finish at the rim and protect it. If he can curb his foul problem, he'll be a definite rotation player.
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Via NBCSports (via Hahn)
So far this summer all Curry has done is pick up his $11.2 million option for next season and have an arrest warrant filed against him. But not workout at the Knicks facility, according to Alan Hahn of Newsday.

Curry missed almost all of last season (he played in seven games) with a calf injury and did stay on in New York through June working out and doing rehab, then he went home to Chicago for the birth of his fourth child. After that, nothing. He was supposed to be in Las Vegas during Summer League, when veterans were working out with the team. Nothing. He did not come back to work out at the Knicks facility in July, as promised.

He's not even returning the Knicks calls.

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Great job by Marc Berman uncovering the details of Eddy Curry no showing in Vegas when the Knicks anticipated him being in the desert to work out.
In truth, the Knicks have low expectations for Curry. They can't count on him. The days of coddling and showcasing Curry to increase his trade value to open up more 2010 cap space are over.

Curry has an expiring contract. If he had showed any ability to stay healthy the past two seasons, Curry could have been traded and the Knicks would have had room for close to offer three maximum contracts -- like the Heat did.

You can make the case that Curry's lack of motivation to play, something we've touched on, killed their chances to land Lebron James. Imagine if they could have moved his contract. Imagine if he played in 65 games like he did when he came back for that brief cameo this season? He was pretty effective in that small glimpse here. I remember liking what I saw in the Indiana game. Imagine what the Knicks could have done with more cap space?

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Via Chicago Tribune:
"...A source close to the Knicks tells us New York is trying to improve its position in the LeBron James sweepstakes by creating cap space to accommodate Joe Johnson and Chris Bosh, along with James.

Center Eddy Curry, who has one year remaining on his contract, would have to be moved via trade or a buyout of the last year of his deal..."

I'm sure they've been trying for a while and as we said they are dangling Wilson Chandler. And we've talked about the buyout situation. He has to be traded.

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Several tweets and talks from the national media are focused on the idea that the big name free agents will agree to sign and trades because they won't leave money on the table. Yet most completely believe that Lebron is headed to Chicago and they are clearing room for Bosh. How exactly does that work?

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I'm not sold on the idea that Bosh and Lebron are a combo. Never was. What puzzles me here is that with the Bulls shedding contract the Knicks have Eddy Curry's deal that can really help the situation. It's possible that Curry can't be moved for anything at this point, but is it really impossible to believe that Curry is a big part of this thing moving forward at least for next year? In other words, is Curry a piece for Lebron to consider? I mean, he's never mentioned because he's easily forgotten.

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10:00: My apologies. Thanks to all who noted that a Curry buyout wouldn't impact the cap as his number would still exist for the 2010-11 season. The difference in a buyout wouldn't be all that significant. I was thinking opt-out, not buyout.The Knicks can use the space to snag another 1st rounder, but they'd have to be supremely confident in Plan A.

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An Open Letter to Nike CEO & President Mark Parker Regarding the New York Knicks, Eddy Curry, and NBA Free Agency

by "Stuckey"

Dear Mr. Parker,

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Via NY Post-
"...Embattled Eddy Curry told The Post he hopes the Knicks waive him if he is not in their plans for next season.

The Knicks' star-crossed center, who has played 10 games in two seasons, said he would not take less money to go away.

"I'm not taking a buyout, so that's not happening," Curry told The Post. "Definitely not. They can try to trade me if they wanted to. I hope it doesn't come to that.

"But I would just hope that if it came down to it, especially going into a contract year, that if [coach Mike D'Antoni] knows this wasn't the right place for me, they would make the right decision. Other than that, I'll do everything I can to be ready..."

I actually expect Curry to be in training camp, seeing that his contract is more valuable the more the Knicks pay it during the season. But like training camps past Curry will be a ghost. Curry is like a phantom at practices. It's obviously he's not part of the plan, but he's not being waived. I find that impossible to believe.
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What do the Knicks do with Eddy Curry?

He's not going to retire, he's not opting out, and the Knicks don't have much of a case from a medical or disability standpoint. Even if they did, who knows how long that would take.

I posed the question to cap-guru extraordinaire Larry Coon on Twitter, and his response was simple.

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Via NY Daily News
"...There is a sense that Curry, who hasn't played since Dec. 17, is not rushing back because he's still upset that D'Antoni didn't give him consistent minutes when he was healthy. Curry insists that he is experiencing considerable pain in his right calf.

However, Curry also knows it is in the Knicks' best interest to play him and hope he performs well. Assuming Curry is exercising the player option in his contract, he will become a valuable asset because he'll have an expiring contract..."

I've heard some buzz that Curry isn't really all too hurt, and that he may not play for the rest of the season. As Frank mentions, he's ticked that he wasn't played regularly when he was healthy.

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NY Post
"...Curry is averaging just 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.9 minutes this season, and it's pretty much an unknown what he can offer now. When D'Antoni was asked yesterday what his expectation was on what Curry could give the Knicks and also how much he would look to play him, the coach replied, "No idea and no idea."

"With a lot of these guys, we'll just kind of feel it out and see how he goes and he'll tell me and I'll look at it," D'Antoni said. "I do want to play him and keep amping up the minutes a little bit. But I would imagine the first week or so is going to be kind of rocky, and we'll have to go from there..."

What are we going to get from Curry? Who knows. I will say this though. He played really hard and with some snarl that game in Indiana back in November, and for a few moments, the ball went through him, offensively. It's just impossible to ever expect that those games can happen over an entire season.

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So with the Knicks dealing Jared Jeffries, I've received a ton of emails and tweets about Eddy Curry.

Here's how I see it.

Curry is now, wait for it, an asset. He will have an opportunity, again.

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Via NY Daily News
"...Eddy Curry vowed to be healthy enough to play again this season even though the veteran center is convinced Mike D'Antoni won't give him a chance to get on the court.

"Odds are I'm not going to play," he said. "For my own sanity I would like to come back."

Curry, who had arthroscopic knee surgery on Jan. 18, has appeared in just seven games this season and 10 over the last two years. Curry also revealed that he intends to exercise his $11.27 million player option for the 2010-11 season..."

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Via Team Release-

"...Eddy Curry will undergo arthroscopic debridement this afternoon to remove loose cartilage in his knee. Rehabilitation will start within a week and is expected to be out approximately six weeks..."

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So I had the chance to read Kelly Dwyer's take on the Knicks and there are several things that jump out at me. Let me say this, I have a ton of respect for the guys at BDL. I find them very entertaining and relatively informative. But, like a ton of media who cover the league as a whole, it's clear that Dwyer hasn't been completely paying attention to the Knicks.

That said, Kevin from Basketball Prospectus most certainly has.

Dwyer would lead you to believe that the Knicks would move any young player on the roster if it meant ridding Jared Jeffries or Eddy Curry.

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Via NY Post:
"...D'Antoni gave his sturdiest defense on why he has given up on Curry, who the coach believes more firmly than ever doesn't fit his style. Curry has been a DNP for five straight games and appears as out of the picture as Nate Robinson and Darko Milicic.

As reported last week in The Post, Curry said he hopes the Knicks buy him out after the season.

The Knicks could open another $2 million in extra cap room in 2010 -- which is crucial -- if Curry agrees to take $9.3 million of the $11.3 million he has left in the final year of his contract. Curry figures to make up the money by signing elsewhere for the veteran's minimum ($1.9M).

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Sifting through some of today?s Knicks articles, I came across an interesting quote from Coach D?Antoni in a Marc Berman piece.? According to Berman, the Knicks? coach had the following to say regarding his hopes to get Toney Douglas more court action:

?There's certain guys in this league - Toney, Marcus Landry - you can play for one minute and they're fine. They'll give you everything for one minute and be over there cheering. There are other guys who need roles and need them defined. Nate Robinson. Al (Harrington) Eddy (Curry), Will (Wilson Chandler). If you don't have that bulk of minutes, you can't just throw them out. There's a disrespect there. You have to respect what they've done. I don't have a role for those guys.''

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As the Eddy Curry situation escalates, two people with solid knowledge of the situation have told me that there isn't a single person within the locker room who actually minds that Curry isn't on the court.

Let's face it. Just like July 2010 hovers over the players not guaranteed for next year, Curry's looming presence is an added distraction to a team that is trying to play with blinders on in its attempt to make the playoffs.

When Curry, who has played a total of 62 minutes in 7 games (the Knicks are 3-4), enters the game the ball movement stops. It seems the players understand that the organization is trying to show the league that Curry can still play, but in terms of successful basketball Curry doesn't help all that much if he isn't getting strong post position. In his last game against the Bulls, Curry took the Knicks completely out of their rhythm and the Knicks went on to lose the game. That is not to place all the blame on the big man for them settling for over 40 three pointers, it's to say that whatever rhythm they had in the first half vanished.

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Marc Berman wrote a piece this morning chronicling Eddy Curry's growing frustration sitting at the end of Coach D'Antoni's bench.? In the article, Curry seems adamant about the fact that he is not going to opt out his contract for next season.

I feel bad for Curry, not necessarily because he worked so hard to get back onto the court (let's face it, that is his job as an extremely well paid professional athlete), but more because he is clearly hungry to play.? Since Curry has returned, he has not had much of a chance to prove himself to the coaches and to the fans.? Citing a game where Curry threw the team out of sync, D'Antoni appears to have cleared a spot on the pine next to Nate Robinson and Darko Milicic.

When I saw Curry play in his limited minutes, I saw a guy that was ready to play again.? He seems quicker and in pretty good shape.? However, his style does not fit what the Knicks are trying to accomplish.? At times, transitioning Curry into this rotation is like putting a square peg in a round hole.? Curry is not going to change his game.? He has made a career of being a strong low post scorer.? He does not belong out near the three point line or running the high pick and roll.? That is not his game, and it never will be.

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As I always mention, we encourage free thought. If you have something you'd like to say put pen to paper and send it to theknicksblog@gmail.com. Here are some I received this week.

PLAY CURRY!

Ok eddy curry hasn't played in several straight games and in some cases this is ok but there are also so some where it isn't . If we are hitting our three's and the offense is running smoothly then, hey, I agree that he shouldn't play. But when it starts to look like an all star saturday night 3point contest out there we should put eddy in and throw it down to him. Eddy curry one on one is a tough cover for any center in the league he has good mover on the block and a nice soft touch. In the year he averaged 19 a game we threw to him a lot it was effective. Then u bring zach randolph in and the blocks not big enough for the both of them ( kinda like the shaq and amare in phx). The last fex knick losses came with very little points in the paint and horrible knicks 3pt % so throw it in to eddy and I feel it will change things up a lot then just to keep firing things away from deep.

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Tommy Dee says: my man Dogmanx23 tweeted that hoopsworld says if Dampier plays 2,100 minutes this year he will be guaranteed for 2010-11. To date he has played 570 through 21 games. This has been confirmed by HW.

Great post by Alvino. We talked about the Nets stuff, I don't see the Nets getting involved but they do REALLY like David Lee. The Knicks, I feel, are happy not to have Harris' contract on the books. Harris also struggles shooting from the perimeter, a must for a PG in this system.

And to piggyback on Chris' thoughts on the ESPN piece I found this entertaining.

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It is no secret that trading Eddy Curry ranks pretty high on Donnie Walsh's to do list.? I respect Curry for his hard work to make his way back, and while I think that he can help this team, Curry appears to strain the team's flow when he is on the court.? However, Curry is NOT a player that has to be moved at all costs.? Let me explain...

Bill Simmons, the Sports Guy at ESPN.com, wrote a massive article today discussing hypothetical trade scenarios for various teams throughout the league.? One of the first scenarios that he came up with was a swap of Eddy Curry and Danilo Gallinari for Brian Cardinal and Mark Blount.

Let me repeat that.? Simmons feels that in order to rid ourselves of Curry, the Knicks will have to relinquish Gallo.

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David Lee has logged an average of 40 minutes over his last three games, much of that could have been contributed to extra effort defensively or the fact that the team was preparing for 3 days off.

As we know the tighter rotation has seemed to benefit the Knicks who need consistent minutes, so when re-introducing Eddy Curry into the mix, if I were Mike D'Antoni, I'd get him in the the 1st quarter.

The Knicks could come out flat tonight. Hopefully not, but it's human nature to think that jump shots may not fall. With Curry, they have a guy who can slow down the game and create foul situations. When the Knicks miss jumpers early they lead to run outs and no one in the league is as capable of capitalizing on them more so than Chris Paul.

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NY Post:
"...If Curry excels, he also can become another piece to draw a 2010 free agent, as one of the few veterans with a contract beyond this season.

"Trade bait?" Curry asked. "I'm going to relish any moment I can to play. Whether playing me to trade me, or playing me because they want to win games, it doesn't matter to me. I just want to get out there. Although I don't want to be traded."

Before the Blazers win, D'Antoni said Curry would return to the rotation. But his tight, eight-man unit has launched the Knicks on a three-game winning streak after one of their most successful weeks in the darkest nine-season period in franchise history..."

Curry admitted in the locker room to reporters that there were some nerves because the team has been so fragile and they are now playing with a ton of confidence.
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Via Adamek:
"...Yes, he?s back, again, although probably not ready to play until Friday in New Orleans.

And, to be honest, the ?practice? Eddy Curry undertook Saturday for the first time since bruising his troublesome left knee Nov. 24 against the Lakers wasn?t much more than a shootaround.

Plus, Eddy also admitted he needs to rebuild strength in both of his legs, since his conditioning work since injuring the knee almost two weeks ago has involved bike and pool work.

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We had a great chat on TKB Radio last night and one that I want to get into a little deeper.

Trades, like draft picks, are very risky and the most exciting thing about sports. Every fan wants to be able to brag that they "fleeced" another team. In reality, trades are generally pretty even.

Unless you are a Knick fan.

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Via Zagsblog:
"...GREENBURGH, N.Y. ? Knicks president Donnie Walsh said injured center Eddy Curry could potentially play in Tuesday night?s game against Phoenix at Madison Square Garden.

?I think we?ll know something tomorrow [Tuesday],? Walsh told SNY exclusively after practice Monday.

?He got banged in his knee and there was fluid in there so they wanted to give it a couple of days.?I think he?s going to try it tomorrow [Tuesday] and then we?ll find out.?

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Spoke to someone who knows the Rockets situation very well and the word out of Houston is that if General Manager Daryl Morey decides to deal Tracy McGrady, specifically to New York, he would only be looking for expiring contracts in return at this point.

"...The only reason I could see McGrady going to the Knicks would be for cap relief and expiring contracts," the source said..."
Which means that Eddy Curry wouldn't fit that bill. The Knicks do have expiring contracts, but does it make sense to bring in McGrady, who still hasn't returned from injury if it doesn't rid them of Curry or even Jared Jeffries? Especially when you consider the team just turned down the chance to bring in Allen Iverson.

The Rockets do seem a logical fit because they need a center, but at 8-6 the team may not be ready to do anything just yet. That said the Knicks could present a package that saves the Rockets some money longer term.

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Good look from T-Will.

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Via Hahn:
"...The Knicks have been trying to engage the Rockets in talks regarding Tracy McGrady since the summer.

Multiple sources told Newsday that New York could try to contact Houston again, this time with greater success, in the wake of reported issues between McGrady and the Rockets.

There was a reported confrontation between McGrady and coach Rick Adelman, which both denied, this week regarding the star's return from a knee injury..."

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Via NY Post:
"...Where is the risk in a $1.3 million expenditure for a 10-time All-Star, especially for an owner who shelled out $3 million for the 29th pick of the draft last June? The worst that could have happened was this: The Knicks still didn't win, D'Antoni reduced Iverson's minutes and A.I. pulled his rebel act. Big deal. The Knicks could have cut him and moved on. At least they would have tried.

There is nothing worse than being bad and boring, and that's what the Knicks have become now.

The Knicks face the winless Nets today -- appropriately in the Swamp. They are a lot less interesting today than Thursday, when things were headed in the direction of A.I. wearing No. 3 on Tuesday night at the Staples Center against the Lakers.

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Check the media player to the right and hit up the hardest working man in local basketball's site here. Zags is the blanket for high school, college and pro hoops in the area. Dude broke Lance Stephenson's commitment to Cincy.
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By now you've probably seen what's going on surrounding Monta Ellis in Golden State (via @ansmith04).

I love Ellis' skill set. If the Knicks want speed, Ellis is a Ferrari. He claims he's asked for a leadership role that Don Nelson has frowned on (he said he said) and one thing's for sure, whether it be Al Harrington, Ellis, Stephen Jackson and yes, even Stephen Curry, Big Nellie is causing big problems out west.

Mike D'Antoni said it today when talking about Allen Iverson. The coach noted that if they've stuck to the plan this far, why mess with it now? But judging from what is very obvious, D'Antoni is really struggling.

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Via Marc Berman:
"...Walsh did little over the summer to upgrade the roster so as to protect his 2010 cap space, which tops the league at $26 million. But it's not that he didn't try and still will look to bolster the talent without decreasing cap space.

"Within the limits from what I outlined from Day 1, I tried every day, all summer, to make a trade," Walsh said. "The ones we could makes didn't fit in what we're trying to do. I didn't want to jeopardize it."

Walsh got cold feet on a long-term deal with point guard Ramon Sessions in free agency and bypassed Brandon Jennings in the draft for project power forward Jordan Hill. Those decisions have haunted Walsh because starting point guard Chris Duhon's disastrous start.

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According to Walsh via NY Post:
"...Eddy Curry has not been cleared for practice yet, but it's coming soon. Team president Donnie Walsh said Curry will be reevaluated Sunday, and that he expects him to be practicing by Tuesday..."
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Via Isola-
"...Curry does not practice with his teammates or attend preseason games. It is unlikely that he will accompany the Knicks to their Oct. 28 season opener in Miami. Curry suffered a leg injury on the first day of training camp, and the club claimed that he would be out three days.

But Knicks president Donnie Walsh later said that Curry wasn't fit enough to practice. Walsh said the plan to ban Curry had nothing to do with the center's weight, which now appears to be a way for the Knicks to protect him.

According to a source, Curry has lost weight, but the feeling is that he will have to get down to between 305 and 310 pounds before he can rejoin the team. Curry, 26, is the Knicks' second highest-paid player this season, earning $10.5million.

The Knicks could conceivably pick a fight with the Players Association to void the last year of Curry's contract. However, it is doubtful that the Knicks would explore that option for several reasons. For one, Walsh believes Curry can salvage his career. Plus, the Knicks probably don't want to pick a fight with Curry's agent, Leon Rose, who also happens to represent LeBron James..."

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Via Zagsblog.

"...GREENBURGH, N.Y. ? When the Knicks take the Madison Square Garden floor Tuesday night for their preseason home opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, Eddy Curry won?t take a single shot or grab a single rebound.

But Knicks President Donnie Walsh wants the 7-foot, 317-pound Curry back as soon as humanly possible.

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Through two games of the preseason, Ramon Sessions isn't exactly lighting it up in Minnesota. Through 40 minutes, Sessions has racked up 6 assists and 7 turnovers and has taken just 9 field goal attempts in two games. Does it appear, at least on the surface, that Sessions' NBA experience hasn't allowed for a promotion but yet another situation where he has to split time? He would have been a 20-25 minute-per-game player here too and would have held the distinction of being the first, post-2010 contract of the Walsh Era.

So Sessions defenders can insert the excuses below.

In his last game against the Bulls, Brandon Jennings managed 3-12 from the field and 6 points in 25 minutes. Yes, I am aware that Jennings had an "impressive" showing against the Pistons where he had 18 points, 6 assists and 6 steals, but he also, had 5 turnovers. Again, if you wish Jennings were here feel free to explain his struggles below.

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- With Eddy Curry missing in action from the Knicks' lineup until he gets himself in shape (again), one guy who could stand to benefit is Darko Milicic.The 7-foot Milicic, obtained in a draft-day trade with Memphis for Quentin Richardson, is practicing with the first unit and could see additional minutes as David Lee's backup at center.

"I think [he] and Eddy were competing for playing time a little bit here," Lee said. "If Eddy's not playing right now, I think Darko's going to get his shot. Hopefully he'll make the most of it, but we are also waiting for Eddy to come back as well."

The 7-foot, 317-pound Curry was forced to leave training camp on the first day last week with a torn right calf muscle. Knicks President Donnie Walsh said Tuesday that Curry would be held out of action until he proves he can run up and down the floor. He could potentially miss the season opener Oct. 28 in Miami.

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Via Isola:
"...It's looking more and more like Eddy Curry won't be ready for the Knicks Oct. 28 season opener in Miami.

Knicks president Donnie Walsh said today that Curry, injured for most of last season, is working out on his own until the team's medical staff is confident that Curry is ready to practice on a full time basis. Curry tore a calf muscle on the first day of training camp and has already missed one week of practice.

"He's not ready to go out there and play at an NBA speed," Walsh said. "So we're going to take longer and get him there. Because every time he comes on the floor he pulls a muscle. We want to get him to a point where he can get out on the floor and run.

"That's the issue. Our trainers will work with him. He missed training camp after the first day so the gap between him and the team is even farther..."

Ya don't say...meanwhile, Hahn says don't expect the Knicks to pursue legal action against Curry's contract anytime soon.
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