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.
"...Curry would have to give up salary -- why would he do that?.."But what can they do with him is the question. He's a valuable contract who just gets more valuable as next season goes on. So does a team jump at the chance now to deal for a guy who won't help them, all the while giving up existing talent? I can't see that happening. Do the Knicks package Curry with another player this offseason to gain even more cap space?
I believe that would be the play worth pursuing aggressively.
Any way you slice it, they've tried for two years to implement him, raise his value and ship him out. He is, fairly or unfairly, the last link to the Isiah Era.
If I'm Donnie Walsh, I look for the best deal to include Curry in, but that's difficult to do considering he may be able to hold on to him and move him for more value next season. In other words, trade Chandler, Gallo or TD with Curry this off season, or wait until next when his contract is more valuable because the Knicks already paid some/most of it.
What would you do with Eddy Curry if you were Donnie Walsh?