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.
As for Tracy McGrady, ESPN is reporting that the fallen Rockets star will not play in the next two games while the team tries to figure out how McGrady fits into the rotation (if at all).
We have talked about this a lot, and truthfully, there is not much to say. I am sure Walsh would love to shed Curry on the Rockets, but I am sure that the Rockets might be able to get a better player if they are willing to accept contracts that extend beyond the season. At this point, I almost wonder if the Rockets would consider buying out the remainder of McGrady's contract if they do not have him in their plans.
The Knicks have the potential pieces to make a deal happen in my opinion. However, I do not see the point in dealing away Larry Hughes or Al Harrington considering how well each has played this season. A deal of Darko / Mobley / Nate for T Mac works accoridng to the ESPN trade machine, but I honestly do not know how trading Mobley's contract would work under the NBA's rules. If the Rockets plan to keep McGrady in the dark, then I can see how Darko and Nate would help them out. Time will tell, I guess.