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.
Please don't read this as the Knicks' pitch to Lebron being Eddy Curry. Curry hasn't played in two years. I'm not one who's a huge believer that he'll ever play a full season again. But imagine he came back the player he was several years ago offensively. That's a piece. He's in a contract year. This is it for him. Desperation time. And in fairness to Curry, as much as we've given a pass to the Knicks over the last 2 years, pairing Curry in his contract year with a star could be very productive. He has received that same pass for 3 years.
I reported he quit on the team last year, but if he were hurt and the team thinks he actually fit in the plans, it made no sense for him to play. But maybe, just maybe, Curry can get himself in shape enough this summer. Maybe, just maybe, Curry went out to talk to Lebron to tell him he was ready to grab his career back it what may be his last contract year.
Hard to believe? Yes.
Possible? I believe conceivably.
Especially when you consider that he hasn't been traded yet. Now maybe he CAN'T be at this point, but there's little doubt that, if healthy, he can be a piece to this thing on the low block offensively. Especially if you can pair him with a real, solid free agent 4.
But as far as the sign and trade concept, I believe you'll see Bosh involved in one. Lebron, I'm not so sure. The Knicks have chips in terms of talent (Lee), cap space (Curry) and some youth to compete with all the other teams.
Obviously, teams aren't looking to acquire cap space after this season, and Hinrich can actually play, so that seems to be the reason why Curry hasn't been moved. And possible trades will be looked at after the free agents settle. It's easy to understand why Curry has been forgotten, almost as easy to forget that he's 27.
The other thing, besides a future team, that James and Curry have in common?