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.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?
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.
Ultimately, all signs point to Lebron choosing to play with D-Wade.
To harp on that would be overstating it a bit, but there's no overstating the fact that Curry has been a terrible Knick. Maybe the worst ever. At least they were able to deal McDyess, although obviously it turned out that wasn't a great deal for the franchise either. We've talked about how he quit on the team, or possible trades with his contract, but the latter is far from a given, unless teams desperately try to shed come trade deadline.
You can also make the case that his contract isn't all that valuable considering the CBA talks this summer. Bottom line is that, as much as I'd like to, it's impossible to have any positive spin on Curry's tenure here.
It's been nothing less than a disgrace.