Not only did Eddy Curry fail to show up at Las Vegas Summer League like he was supposed to do, but he also never told the team why. As a vet, he was under no obligation to play on Summer League (and it’s quite rare for players with as many years in the NBA as him to do so). However, he said he was gonna come, so it’s not too much to ask him to be a professional. He’s been supposedly rehabbing his knee, but this season he needs to rehab something in even worse shape: his career. Coach Mike D’Antoni has said the starting center spot is open, so Curry still has a chance to show the Knicks (and more importantly the league since his contract’s ending) that he can be productive.
On the brighter side, however, Amar’e Stoudemire, Anthony Randolph, Wilson Chandler and and new Russian center Timofey Mozgov did all show up to workout with the coaches for a few days. Why Vegas rather than New York? First, ‘cuz the assistant coaches were involved in summer league. Second, Team USA is also gearing up for practices in Sin City shortly. D’Antoni will again be an assistant on that team, while Amar’e (along with former Knick David Lee) is one of the players who was invited to compete for a spot.