"...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.We were off a little on the veteran minimum, but it makes sense that Curry would try and latch on with a team with the hopes of supplementing the rest of his salary next season. There is zero reason to believe that either he or his representation would do anyone any favors by taking less money than he is owed.
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).
A buyout is virtually impossible this season since Curry's final year is a player option and not guaranteed. Hence, a current buyout would not factor in next season's salary, and Curry would never do it..."
At this point you have to figure that an additional $2 million dollars is well-worth sending Curry on his way, but should he manage to stay healthy for the rest of the season, couldn't he be of some use next year, especially when there are sure to be vacant roster spots to fill?
Yeah, on second thought, I'll take the $2 million in cap space.
Then the focus would have to be dealing Jared Jeffries.